Online Shopping Uk - Credit Card Security
Online Shopping UK - Credit Card Security
Shopping on the Internet is no less safe than shopping in your
local store. Follow these tips to ensure your online shopping
experience is a happy one.
1. Will My Credit Card Details be Stolen?
If you shop at sites that offer secure payment procedures, the
possibility of anyone getting your credit card details is small.
The main way that card details are stolen is from discarded
credit card slips - picked up from rubbish bins or supermarkets.
However, if someone does steal your credit card details, the
distance selling regulations give you the right to a refund from
your card issuer for all money lost through fraudulent use.
2. How Do You Know a Site that Offers Secure Payment?
Look for the locked padlock sign at the bottom of your screen
and an address starting with 'https'("s" for secure)instead of
just "http" when you are asked to enter payment details.
This means you are in a secure part of the site and all
information sent is scrambled by encryption software so that the
details are impossible to find out by hackers. Do not give
credit card details to a company that you have not checked.
3. Will Using my Credit Card Give Extra Protection?
If you spend between