Ways to Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

I shop online from time to time.  I frequent e-commerce sites like Amazon, eBay and a handful of online stores.  And because I am well aware of the existence of online scammers, phishing sites, and fraudulent sites, I try to be extra careful when paying for goods and services online.

When online shopping, it always to be cautious in order to protect your identity and finances.  I admit I am not a pro when it comes to internet security but I have proven these simple ways to be helpful.

1.  When purchasing online, always look for a secure checkout.  I always use PayPal when making online purchases.  I have found PayPal to be more secure because  you don’t have to share your credit card information to merchants.  You can always request for a refund when a seller doesn’t deliver goods and services as agreed upon.

2.  Never respond to unsolicited emails, especially with links embedded in it.  Even if the emails come from your friends, you can never be too sure.  I know a could of people whose email accounts were hacked so be careful.

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