Scam avoiding tips
Making payments on the internet
Making payments online is one of the most sensitive procedures one might have to do. To limit the possibility of being scammed or becoming the victim of identity theft,below are some tips that may be helpful
1.TRUSTED ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEMS-it is good to work with a recommended, long running payment system. Ask your friends what they use instead of their cards.Paypal comes highly recommended.
2. RECOGNIZED RETAILER- Much as this may sound redundant, most scams happen with "fly by night" retailers who disappear after a period. It is worthwhile to stick to an established retailer as there is already trust embodied with their reputation.
3. VERIFY YOUR SLIGHTEST DOUBTS- If you are going to enter your details online, then it is vital to verify your slightest worries or doubts by emailing or calling the retailer.
4. WHEN IN DOUBT (RE)SEARCH! Find out as much as you can about the retailer through online searches, use the above tip in combination with findings of your search.
5. NO SENSITIVE DETAILS VIA EMAIL- Most legit businesses will never ask you to send sensitive information via email. It is a very unsafe way to pass on information. A worthwhile business to work with is one that will provide a safe page for you to enter your details.