Saturday, February 18, 2017

Internet Security- Protecting Yourself When You Shop Online

The internet can be a great place to go shopping! You can do it right from your home with little to effort. However, there are horror stories from people who have had their credit card and even entire identities stolen. So what can you do to protect yourself from this happening to you?

- Keep in mind that a lot of credit card companies have provisions for challenging fraudulent charges. If you see something that doesn't look right on your bill, give them a call. Also, print out a copy of every receipt of what you buy.

- Only shop at sites that contain a physical address and a telephone number. If you feel leery about them, either trust your gut or give them a call or email. See how quickly they return your message. If you call them, don't just talk to a machine, talk to a person. Remember who you spoke to. Ordering from a trusted site might be better than one you have never heard of. For example,. Ordering straight from Old Navy is probably more secure than ordering from a random woman online who sells Old Navy.

- Don't ever provide personal or unnecessary information like your social security number or checking account information in order to process credit card transactions. All they need to know is your billing address, telephone number, credit card number and type of credit car, and the security number on the back. Never give out your social security number. It is not necessary.

- Look for sellers who have secure servers. Some companies that are considered safe are Equifax, SecureSite eBusiness, Thwate, and Verisign. The encryption technology is always changing and while it already makes shopping pretty safe, it keeps adding additional features for the security and protection of shoppers like yourself. There should be a little emblem in the bottom right hand corner of protected sites to watch for.

- When you are on a secure page, right click with your mouse on any blank space and you should get the options box. Scroll to the bottom of the box and click on “Properties.” A table that is the security certificate should appear. You can check this out to help put yourself at east.

- If it give you an option to store any information, just say no. If you return, you can enter it
all again.
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