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Online Shopping: 7 Tips Against Online Scams

We are in the midst of an atmosphere charged by the World Cup fever, and less than two months before the start of the football tournament.

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However, possible scams can occur in purchases , given the globalist fever and taking into account that many will travel to Russia, Smart TVs, sound equipment, football shirts and even balls, could triple their sales and this could be misused by cybercriminals to cheat or deceive users.

Therefore, below, 7 security tips that you must take into account when making transactions via the Internet during these dates.

1.Contrast the offer by entering directly into the web

Generally speaking companies communicate their offers through digital advertising. To be certain that the offer is true, in addition to clicking on the advertisements, enter directly to the website and social networks of the brand to verify the veracity of it.

2.Confirm that it is a secure website

In the last step of the purchase of any trade or web, at the time of payment, verify that the link on the page starts like this: “HTTPS: // …”.

The letter S is essential, since it indicates that it is a secure website and that your data is being protected. Make sure, in addition, that a padlock is displayed next to the HTTPS of the URL.

  1. Check the movement of your card daily until a week later

In order to avoid being a victim of fraud or cloning, check your bank movements every day after purchase. In most cases of fraud, victims find out about a week later.

  1. Do not connect to WIFI Public

Try, as far as possible, to buy from your own home, if you do it from the street do not do hanging public Wi-Fi networks. Entering the credit card numbers by these means can be dangerous.

  1. Purchase in stores with a good reputation

Before buying, research on the successes and failures of the brand in front of its customers. Take a few minutes to research on social networks, forums and Google.

Before buying, you know the quality of service, and the level of satisfaction of your customers.

In a practical way you can search these experiences on Google, you can do it searching for phrases like: “www. Name of the page. Com is it safe?”, “I was scammed at www. Name of the page. ”

  1. Review and verify terms and conditions

Read the small letters about the company’s policies for product changes, overcharges, payment alternatives, delivery times, among others. Investigate the promise of sending the brand so that false expectations are not generated.

This way you will avoid making a bad purchase or being scammed.

  1. Avoid buying after clicking on an email

Discard the emails that request the update of your personal data (banks do not request to confirm passwords or passwords through emails). Do not download attachments from unknown senders.

 

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