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    What are the key safety points to remember while shopping online?


    Are you an online shopper and aware of all safety rules for online shopping? Here you will find safety points to be followed while shopping online, about most secure and reliable e-stores and experts’ reviews on how safe it is.

    I just want to know how to be safer while we do shopping online? Though there are many well known safe and secure e-stores while some are un-safe and un-trusty too. It is very important to be extra careful while buy something online. There are many cases where customers have been betrayed as a result of unsafe online shopping. Can you please tell some of key safety points that one should remember while doing online shopping? What are your suggestions for online shopping and how safe it is?
  • #1992
    That's a very import question, here few things which are needed to be done.
    Make sure you are using a valid site
    The major site like E-bay, Flipkart etc are 100% safe, for new sites you have to be cautious. Do a quick scam search in Google, that is you should know about a site called yeppi, this lets you know what people talking about that particular site. By this you can check the validity of the site.
    Provide only the required information
    Provide information that's required, you don't need to expose your privacy to them.
    Use an account having average amount of money
    Another thing I want to specify is to use an bank account having little amount. Money that's require to buy the products. Or use the virtual Card option in Online banking.
    Use anti virus
    To avoid keyloggers and other spam, use an updated Anti Virus. This will also increase your protection.

  • #1993
    Yes, it is very risky to do online shopping as the internet is the open gate for hackers and anything can be possible over internet if we are not taking precautions properly.
    The first important thing is that you need to ensure whether you are using secure internet connection.(online transaction in cyber cafe is not safe at all) You can use your office internet connection or use the internet on your personal PC for online shopping so, there are fewer chances for your password hack.
    Another important thing is that, you must see the background of the website from where you are doing online shopping. You can do Google search immediately before proceeding with online transaction. Google will show you the result of website's image for online shopping process, like you can type the search keyword 'online shopping problem on xyz.com website'and you will come to know the details. You can search the same on http://www.consumerforums.in as this is the govt website.

    Last suggestion I would like to give you is to go for online shopping from the genuine website and known websites.


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