With the popularity of the Internet, shopping has thankfully become so much easier. But as with anything else in this world, this convenience isn’t risk-free, and it is your responsibility as a shopping to protect yourself. Not that this is hard to do. Fact is, it’s insanely easy if you come to think of it.
Below are five things to remember just before you click on Buy:
1. Use a payment service if available.
Credit and debit cards are very handy, but you’ll probably be safer using a payment service such as Paypal, Google Pay, Stripe, etc. Note that these cards are connected to your bank account, so if they are exposed, so is that bank account. On the other hand, in the event that your credit card number is stolen, you will enjoy more protection and be less liable. This is one time you’ll do better putting it on plastic.
2. Stick to secure e-sellers.
Before you type in your personal or financial information, see if the website is even legit and secure. The easiest thing you can do is check if there’s an “https” before the e-store’s address on the address …