Tips to be assured of a Website’s Security When Shopping Online

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

  1. Know where links you click on are going to take you.
  2. Scan the subheadings of User Agreements for pertinent details about fees, charges, and security.
  3. More advertisements than merchandise could be a red flag.
  4. Protect your information by using PayPal when possible.
  5. Use only trusted sites offering user reviews.
  6. Run virus scans and security software daily – just in case.
  7. Shop right after you run your scans to be sure you aren’t hosting any spyware or viruses which might pick up your information.
  8. Browse before you buy because sometimes when a deal seems too good to be true – it is!
  9. Use your common sense because no one is there to protect you but yourself.