6 Ways to Ensure Safe Online Spending

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Bangalore: How frequently do you shop online? You get everything from gadgets to grocery in the online store and it is also more convenient to buy things online than to visit shopping malls and retail stores. Though online shopping has many advantages but you have to be a little careful while purchasing items. By sharing your private information with the online sellers you can become prone to financial risk. Here are few facts about safe online shopping which you must follow to protect yourself from online predators, as reported by Investopedia.

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1. Shop on Secure Sites

One of the best ways to protect your private information from online hackers is to only visit secure sites. Whenever you to wish to shop online, make sure that the siteand its web address should start with https:// and not an http://. Why? Because ‘https’ stands for ‘Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure’ while ‘http’ stands for only ‘Hyper Text Transfer Protocol’, which means the latter can take web users to the regular unsecured sites. Many web browsers will alert you if you are found traveling to a website that is not secure. Additionally, you must also avoid shopping and sharing your personal and financial information in those websites which seems fishy or suspicious.

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