As we all know that, nowadays the trend of online shopping has increased rapidly. Everyone purchases their most of the things online. So, as the trend of online shopping is running rapidly, there are also multiple online shopping sites developing day by day.
Many people order products on any online shopping site casually. It’s absolutely wrong. We all heard about cyber crime, hacking etc. but never thought deeply about that because no incident took place with you. But there are various people suffered with this problem. So, have a look on the 5 useful and effective tips for secure online shopping so that your pocket remains safe in each festival season.
Tip #1 : Verify The Shopping Website
Before logging in any online shopping website, you must check out that whether the site is verified or not. So, the question arises that how to check the shopping site is verified or not?
Don’t worry, here’s a simple trick to check it out. Just move on to the Address Bar or URL Bar of your browser and notice that URL starts with “https” or not. You can also check site verification by a padlock placed at the left hand side of your browser address bar. It just indicates that the site is verified and you can safely visit.
Tip #2 : Download Anti-Phishing Toolbar
You should download an Anti-Phishing computer program. This program helps you to identify fake sites and gives you alert before entering into website. So, you can identify fake online shopping sites with the help of this anti-phishing toolbar. In addition, if you get any pop-up warning while entering into website, you must avoid such sites instantly because these sites may be harm your computer.
Tip #3 : Avoid Public Computer For Online Shopping
You shouldn’t use public computer for online shopping. It means, try to avoid online shopping at coffee shop, book store, cyber cafe etc. If you do so, your personal detail can leak among other users of that public computer. Along this, hackers can easily know your personal details like your bank account detail etc.
In addition, there may be many risky software in the public computer such as spyware and infected loggers which may hack your personal details in few seconds. So, be careful about it.
Tip #4 : Don’t Believe on Each Offer on Site
There are various fake sites are available online that provides you very affordable offers to attract customers. But, these offers may harm your privacy. It means, by showing the attractive offers, they will gain your personal details like card number etc. and can hack your whole account. So, aware of such offers and take any step forward after verifying the site carefully.
Tip# 5 : Don’t Use Personal/Business Email
You should not use your personal or business email for online shopping because of many reasons. First is that your email may be overload due to the several emails by online shopping sites. Second is that there may be a great danger of email hacking. As we all know that business email is always very essential. So, create a new email specially for online shopping.
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That’s all guys! Try to follow these tips during online shopping. These all are made for your goodness. Be aware and save your money to remain happy in each happy festive season.