10 Tips For Safe Online Shopping – Awareness

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Craziness for online shopping has increased a lot among all of us these days. But shopping safely online can be a big challenge these days. Most of us look for better deal online and end up with a lesser known site which claims to give huge discount. But these sites may be a scam and they will take away your money without giving you anything. So here are some basic tips for safe online shopping that may help you for a better and safer online shopping experience.

10 Tips For Safe Online Shopping

  1. Always use reputed and well established online retailers. Never use an unknown or lesser know retailer in order to get better deal.
  2. Go directly to the seller’s site rather than clicking on a coupon or discount link that you got from an unknown source.
  3. When ever possible use your credit card for shopping than using a debit card.
  4. Never enter your card information on a page that is not secured, that is check whether the site protocol is https or not.
  5. Protect your PC from viruses by using a good antivirus program and update the program regularly.
  6. Do not use a shared computer for online shopping such as internet cafe.
  7. Do check the seller’s privacy policy statement before buying.
  8. Never share your social identity or any security numbers, date of birth etc with any online retailers. 
  9. Do check retailer’s refund, shipping, exchange policies before finalizing payment.
  10. Last but not the least: Do check your bank statements on regular basis and if you find any mismatch report the same to your bank immediately. 

I hope these safety tips will help you a lot and bring you the peace of mind while you shop online.

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+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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  1. Ajay Dumasiya says:

    Thanks for sharing useful tips on safe online shopping. Find your Tips very useful.

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