There has been a massive increase in sales for online shopping globally. More and more people by the min opt for online shopping instead of visiting a shopping mall or stores. The reason behind this is people nowadays have a lot to do and little time to finish their daily targets. Henceforth, the easy way to get work done is buying, paying and booking things virtually. However, if you are yet new to shopping for your daily requirements online, you will need to keep a few things mind for safe and secure shopping experience.
Shop only through trusted sites – this is important, since there are many websites that offer great deals, at times it becomes difficult to identify which site is authentic and which is fake. So make sure you check with friends and family before you use a new site or research about that particular site through internet before you make a purchase.
Check for secured web transaction – do not make a purchase from a website that does not have (secure socket layer) SSL encryption installed. An easy way to find out if a website is installed with SSL is to check if the link you use has HTTPS or just HTTP, if it says HTTPS it is the right and secured site and if it just says HTTP then it is advised not to use that site.
Do not share personal details – when you make a purchase make sure that you do not share much of your personal details. Especially, sharing your credit or debit card details could lead to your account being hacked.
Check your bank statements – you must ensure you check your bank statements every now and then and check it thoroughly, so that you do not miss any transactions that you have not made and has been added to your bill.