7 Tips for Safe Online Shopping
Online Shopping is not a fad! In 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that consumers spent an estimated $513.61 billion online in 2018, which was up 14.2% from 2017.
With the busiest shopping time of the year just around the corner, you’re sure to find some great deals. Here are some simple ways to help keep your purchases safe when shopping online.
- Read Reviews
Search engines are your friend. You will almost always be able to find a review of a shopping site.
- Look for Secure Webpages
Use webpages that begin with ‘https’. You’ll also know the site is secure when it features a locked padlock symbol in the browser.
- Keep your Payment Information Safe
Never send your card numbers or payment information via email, text message, or messaging apps.
- Update your Security Protection
Make sure you update your security protection for whichever device you plan to shop with, whether it be your phone, laptop or tablet.
- Contact the Seller
If you’re buying from an online store for the first time, use the contact details to get in touch with the seller. If you don’t get a response, stay away.
- Trust your Instinct
If you see an offer online that looks too good to be true, it probably is.
- Consider Card-on-File
Consider saving your Security Bank of Kansas City Debit Mastercard® with trusted online merchants in which you frequently shop.
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Use your Security Bank of Kansas City Debit Mastercard® every time you shop!
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