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Some Don’ts of Online Shopping

Here’s a list of what NOT to do when shopping online

If there’s one thing you’re most grateful for in today’s world, it’s probably the promise of efficiency and savings found in the gift that is online shopping. You know the exhilarating feeling of getting so many things done, checking so many things off your shopping list, and all in the comfort of your own home and your pajamas. All you have to do is make the most of it and learn how to shop online using discounts, and master the art of using voucher codes and coupon codes.

But of course, with all the information that’s made available online, one can’t be too careful. Cases of fraud, identity theft, online scams are just some of the things you wouldn’t want to be caught up in. In order to prevent that, it would be best to follow this short set of Don’ts, the next time you shop online.

 

DON’T TRUST ANYTHING THAT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

If this works in love stories, it also holds true in online shopping. Trust your instincts – if an individual or website is offering a deal that is too good to be true, it just might be. These scam sites may ask you to enter credit card information or directly transfer funds. Be wary of unsolicited emails, because that’s usually how they communicate with you.

 

DON’T FALL FOR GIFT CARD SCAMS

It usually happens this way: you receive an email that claims you can receive a gift card and requests your credit card or banking information. By all means, delete it, because legitimate retailers will never ask for this type of information.

DON’T GIVE OUT EXCESS/UNNECESSARY INFORMATION

Here’s the lowdown on the information that retailers often ask for: they will ask for your name, address, phone number and credit card number. However, once they start asking for your driver’s license number, social security number or bank routing numbers, then that’s already a warning sign that they’re not really what they say they are. If any site asks for this information, it is likely fraudulent.

3 comments

  1. Dan Camp /

    Always be wary of the information you’ve given on the internet. Hackers are always out there.

  2. Crizza Euclid /

    Almost got myself scammed. Always check offers especially if they are too good.

  3. Rick Scad /

    What a great read. I’m glad to have found this.