THERE'S A REASON THAT RETAILERS ARE
REPORTING HUGE INCREASES IN ONLINE SALES.
It’s easy for customers like you.
IF YOU'RE READY TO SHOP THE 21ST CENTURY
WAY, MAKE SURE YOU DON'T END UP PAYING
MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR .
Follow these tips
STICK TO WINDOW SHOPPING
ON PUBLIC WIFI
Public WiFi networks are everywhere, but security for
these networks is scarce. When making purchases and
entering personal information on your device, rely on a
secure network rather than public WiFi.
If you feel like a website doesn’t look
professional, there’s a good chance their security
measures are just as lax. Stick to professional,
brand-name e-commerce sites for the best results.
That doesn’t mean you can’t buy a hand-knit sweater from the
sweet old lady down the street. Check to see if she's on a
secure shopping site like Etsy, Square Market, or Society 6
before you trust her homegrown website with your info.
LOOK FOR THE HTTPS://
Website URLs either start with http:// or https://
A quick way to check if the website you’re on is
secure is to make sure the “s” is present in the URL.
DON'T CLICK "SAVE MY INFO"
UNLESS YOU'RE SURE
Many sites will give you the option to save your credit card info for
future purchases. Don’t let websites store your information unless
you’re sure it will be encrypted. If you must store your credit card
number, make sure your login password is very strong.
DON’T GET PHISHED
If an oﬀer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Watch out when
clicking unknown links from email and web banners so that you don’t
end up unknowingly disclosing private information to scammers.
Download Lookout Premium to stay safe from phishing links.
You’ll often be faced with the opportunity to use a secure 3rd party
like PayPal or MasterPass when checking out. If you don’t know
whether a website is trustworthy, this is a good way to avoid giving
out personal information to sources you’re not sure about.
BE CAUTIOUS WITH APPS
More and more stores are developing apps to
make shopping from your phone easier. Don’t
forget that you can encounter the same threats that
exist on e-commerce sites on mobile apps.