SECURITY & SAFETY ON SHOPPING ONLINE
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For buyer protection program/s, please refer to your respective vendors/sellers where you purchased your products from.
There are several things you can do to keep yourself safe online.
- Make sure your software and anti-virus protection is up-to-date. Updates often contain changes which help protect you and your devices from scammers and online criminals.
- Always choose strong passwords for your online accounts, using a combination of upper case, lower case, number and special characters. Using a phrase or sentence is good practice.
Make sure the internet connection you are using is secure. Don’t use public Wi-Fi in coffee shops, shopping centres and other places to shop online, use internet banking or anything else requiring you to send personal information.
This is because public Wi-Fi is often unsecure, which means any information you send while connected to these networks can be accessed by fraudsters. Even your ordinary mobile data is more secure than public WiFi.
SAFEST WAY TO PURCHASE ONLINE
Protecting yourself when paying is very important. You might lose a bit of money if you buy from a fake seller, but you can lose a lot, or even everything, if your details get stolen.
Many banks and building societies are adding extra security when you buy online, involving two-factor authorization (2FA). This means, when you’re at an online checkout, you will have to pass an extra level of security to prove it’s you making the purchase.
The most common form of 2FA is a one-off code, sent by text message, to the phone number registered to the account. However, it could also involve a security question, logging into your mobile banking app, or a fingerprint scan.
Using an e-money service like PayPal is worth considering as you don’t have to give out your actual card details.