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This world is gone past the era when the word “global village” is the best description to define our world. Now this is the era of the internet, and our earth has converted into a digital world where you can get anything on the screen of your computer, laptop or smartphone. Just like the internet has impacted every other aspect of our lives, it affected the methods of shopping too.
Those days are gone when before every festival, the markets and shopping malls get saturated by the humans. Nowadays, more and more people prefer to stay away from the stores and their hustles and toils and doing online shopping. People find online shopping the easiest method of buying and selling things, but most of the people don’t know the risks involved in it. Since hefty money is involved in it, you have to take some precautions in it. If you don’t know any, then keep reading this article because in the next line I am going to tell you the top hacks for safe and quality online shopping.
Be careful while using any private wifi. It is important to wait until you are connected with any secure or trusted network or else your information can get leaked from it. That is why it is important to avoid doing any online shopping on the public network or entering your private information and credit card details. However, you can do window shopping on any network.
Do you know that Amazon is not the website that claims to be the lowest prices offering online shopping website? You can get anything you want from the Amazon but not on the best prices. Before buying anything, it is important to do some online comparison shopping. Just write the thing you want to buy in the Google search bar, and it will show you numerous websites from where you can buy your thing. Check every website and keep bookmarking the websites and noting down the prices to get the best product at best prices.
Do you know what the “S” stands for in any website URL HTTPS? This S means secured, and this also means that you should not do any online shopping from the website which doesn’t have this S in its URL. Moreover, also check the lock icon in the address bar. This denotes that you have a Secure Socket Layers (SSL) connection which is standard in the browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
There are many scammers out there who are hungry for your information. Many of these scammers pretend themselves as the original companies and will inquire about your personal data or credit card details. They will try to reach you through emails and will act as the company you have dealt with and will ask you to change your password by clicking a duplicate URL that will take you to a duplicate page just to know your password.
Use Credit Cards Only:
Do you know that the credit cards are more secure than the debit cards? Most of the banks offer purchase protection that means that you are not liable for the purchases made from your card if it is stolen. There is no such option in the debit card, and if you lost it or its information gets leaked, anyone can clean your bank account in just the matter of seconds.