Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Online Shopping Safety Guide by: Ian MacKenzie

Hello friends, here's something that is very important nowadays. And since its the season of giving and sharing, a lot of you folks might do your shopping online. Here are some safety guides for online shopping.

  • Do not share your user names or passwords.
  • Use only secure Internet browsers that allow secure transmission of data -look for the closed padlock symbol in the bottom right corner of your screen and the ‘https’ prefix in the website address line.
  • Only give your credit card details when you initiate a purchase.
  • Keep a record of your transactions, either by keeping your email confirmations or by writing down the confirmation numbers provided by the merchant.
  • Carefully check each of your monthly credit card and bank statements and look for unauthorized purchases and withdrawals.
  • Confirm the retailer’s delivery and return policies before you make a purchase.
  • Never respond to an unsolicited email request for personal or account information, even if it appears to be from a trusted source.
  • Never send payment information, including credit card numbers or bank account information by email.
  • Educate yourself about online shopping and safety at http://www.visa.ca/en/personal/securewithvisa/shoppingtips.cfm.
  • Choose difficult passwords. Avoid using ones that are easy to guess such as your mother’s maiden name, your birth date, or telephone number.
Happy shopping y'all! Merry Christmas!

4 comments:

Small Footprints said...

Thank you for this post. Ordering online is an environmentally friendly practice but ... we need to be smart about it.

Great tips for this holiday season!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Pinay WAHM said...

Napadaan lang here Bong. These tips will come in handy sa akin kasi ako eh online shopper...

TGIF...

J

Pinay WAHM said...

Hey....musta ang weekend? I hope it's a relaxing one.

Kami oks lang...nothing much happening...in other words...lazy weekend.

Have a great week ahead, Bong!

J

Pinay WAHM said...

Hi Bong....

Hopping here today...tonight dito sa amin.

Hope your week is going alright.

J