19 January, 2023

Shop Safely Online: Tips for Protecting Your Personal Information

By Utkarsh Gupta

Image Credit: Tima Miroshnichenko (Pexels)

Look for the lock icon

When shopping online, look for the lock icon in the address bar of your web browser. This icon indicates that the website is using SSL encryption to protect your personal information.

Use strong passwords

When creating accounts on online shopping websites, use strong passwords that are at least 12 characters long and include a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.

Use a payment service

Consider using a payment service like PayPal or Amazon Pay that can help protect your personal information by keeping your credit card details safe and not shared.

Be cautious of phishing scams

Be cautious of any unsolicited emails or messages that ask for your personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers. Companies never ask for this information.

Keep an eye on your account

Check your financial statements regularly to make sure that all the transactions are legitimate. If you notice any suspicious activity, contact your bank immediately.

Shop with trusted merchants

stick with merchants that have a good reputation and secure websites. Also, look for merchants that have the necessary security compliance (like PCI-DSS)

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