TIPS TO SHOP ONLINE SECURELY
Online businesses are booming in today’s generation. There are a lot of people who are patronizing online shops because it is much easier to find what they need when they are going to buy it online. Sometimes buying online can be much cheaper if you will compare buying the item at the mall. Shopping online is good for those who don’t have the time to go to the mall and buy gifts, all you have to do is to tap on your phone or click using your mouse for desktop users.
My mother used to buy online to shop for her things and to give us gifts. That time, online shopping is not that known yet. There are a lot of online scammers that time that’s why I always remind my mother not to buy on some online shops that are not popular. There was a time when she got scammed, she bought a mobile phone then what she received was damaged. Then she cannot contact the seller after that. At that time, my mom learned her lesson so she never trusts the shops that have no good reviews.
Nowadays, Facebook is a big help to other sellers. All they have to do is to create a Facebook page for their shop and promote every product that they have. Just like our shop, Prime Shopping. Here in the Philippines, what’s very popular is there are people who create a certain group where they will indicate what kind of items can be sold in that group then they will invite people to like their group page. There are groups that are for buy and sell items or secondhand products. They will sell their used phone and every information are indicated in their post. There are also groups that are created for selling puppies or dogs. It’s not actually a shop but in that kind of group, you can find a lot of things and make a deal to the person who is selling the product that you want. It is very convenient and makes things easier when finding the item that you want to have.
In buying online, you should be careful in dealing with different sellers, especially when they don’t have good reviews. So, for today, I am going to share some tips to securely shop online. Let’s start!
Look for the Lock Icon
As you can see at the picture, you need to look first if the site that you are visiting and planning to buy something is secure. There are a lot of scammers out there, they are using online shops and pretend that they are making good deals and big discounts but when you receive the product, what you will have is a damaged one. So be careful.
Install Anti-virus or Anti-Malware
In this generation, there are a lot of swindlers who will not just wait for you to give them every information that they need to gain something from you illegally. There are a lot of malware that you will encounter when you accidentally visited their site. There are some links that when you click it and asks you to sign in with your accounts online, then that can be their way to hack your bank account. That’s why you need to install anti-virus on your mobile or computers because it can detect the malware that you are encountering.
Use Different and Strong Password
When you love shopping online and you give your information to different people or online shops, you need to change your password or you should use passwords that are strong and uncrackable. There are a lot of hackers that can crack a password that is not strong. You should consider adding numbers and capitalize some of the letters that you will use as your password. You should also have different passwords for your different accounts. Sometimes we are that lazy to think of another password that’s why in every account that we have, we have the same passwords. That’s not ideal to do if you have a lot of bank accounts or any online accounts.
Don’t Shop Using Public Computers
There are times that when we are using public computers and saw the ads for the item that we want to buy online, we are eager to use the public computer and sign in our accounts. That can be a way for the scammers or swindlers to access your account easily. So, you should avoid using public computers.
Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi
Just like public computers, you should also avoid using public Wi-Fi. Because public wi-fi’s can be easily accessed or controlled by the hackers or swindlers. So avoid using it when it comes to shopping online and giving your important details.
Don’t Trust Too Good to be True Deals
There are a lot of buyers who want to save a lot of money that’s why they are buying online. When buying in online shops, they give good deals and that can really save a lot of your money. But what we should consider is if the deals are too good to be true, like buy 1 take 2 deals, that’s when you should start thinking if this shop is legit. Sometimes, when we want to save money and bought items from scammers, the result is we never saved money but spent more. Never ever buy a product that is too cheap because it can be damaged or clone.
Check for the Shop or the Product’s Review
If you are going to shop online, even to the trusted online shops, you should always check the product reviews if it has a good feedback. It really is a great help when people are leaving their comments for the products that they purchase. I suggest that when you buy online, you should leave a comment on the product that you bought from that shop. Just leave a comment that you have experienced. Don’t give bad comments when it is not true.
There are a lot of infamous online shops that are legit. We just need to be wise when buying online. We all want to save money and energy that’s why we are shopping online. Don’t forget to consider the things that I listed above when you are going to buy online. You should check every detail of the shop before you give some of your data. Don’t forget to visit our very legit online shop, www.primeshopping.today, we sell different items! Thank you guys for reading our article and I hope that it helped you in some way. Until next article!