As online shopping has been increasing in popularity, there are some things to know that will help you shop on the internet safely. Some people are still a little leery about buying products on the internet. However, this process is extremely safe and dependable if you know how to look for some common signs of internet fraud.
The main thing you should look for with online shopping is https. This is part of the domain name in the upper left hand corner of your screen. Every website begins with http, but when you are ready to check out at an online store, the checkout page should say https. If there is no "s" at the end of http (on the check out page), then you should not purchase anything from that store as your information is not secure. The "s" in http does not have to be present on other pages of the website, only on the pages where you check out or have to put in any personal information. Another way you can tell a checkout/personal information page is secure is by looking for a small lock symbol at the bottom right hand part of the screen. This symbol is in the shape of a pad lock and usually shows up on the same page as the https. However, one or the other will work. You don't necessarily need both.
Online shopping has developed into such a popular option now for people to purchase products that anybody who decides to sell online has to ensure their web-store is secure. Most people are now aware of what to watch out for, but many are still unsure about what kinds of things should throw up a red flag.
Another sign to watch out for in online shopping are claims that look a little too good to be true. If an item is priced far lower than what anyone else is selling it at, then you might want to reconsider buying from that online store. Many times, a web site will offer a product at an extremely lower-than-normal price in an effort to lure you into some kind of insecure web page (a page without the https or pad lock symbol) to get your personal information. Don't be fooled by this trap! This does not mean that there are not good deals on the internet, but a good online store will mostly have normal pricing, with some good deals here and there.
The most important thing to remember is that you can have a safe and rewarding online shopping experience. Just remember to look for the https or the pad lock symbol, and non-outrageous claims.
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