When shopping online it’s always very important to take care you don’t become a victim of Internet fraud. This is especially so at Christmas time when more of us than ever will take out our credit cards to make a purchase.
When you are buying the latest gadgets for family and friends it’s imperative that you only give your credit card details to reputable sites. Unfortunately you won’t always know which web sites are legitimate as even the shadiest of establishments can design a top quality shop front to fool unsuspecting visitors.
Here are a few tips to help you have a successful holiday season where you get all the gifts you need without getting ripped off:
- Use a different password for all the accounts you have at the different online stores, and also differentiate them from those used for your email account.
- Keep your virus checker and firewall program up to date to ensure you have the best possible protection from hackers as you surf the web.
- Use a browser which is more likely to be secure such as Chrome from Google, or Mozilla’s Firefox.
- Watch out for offers which look too good to be true, they usually are!
A good idea it to find reviews of sites which deal with the product you are thinking about buying. This will mean you are less likely to give your credit card details to someone who will misuse them.
A good example would be the likes of The E Cigarette Shop which gives a run down of all the best companies who sell electronic cigarettes on the web. There are millions of sites such as this run by reputable writers who take their time to test out the products, service, and reliability of all the suppliers in a specific market.
- Another option is to do the entirety of your Christmas shopping from one of the Internet superstore which have an exceptional reputation which has been built up over the years. Amazon is the best example of this and it’s peerless customer service and low pricing means it’s a great place to pick up those gifts for the family without worrying about giving your credit card details to an unscrupulous store.