Secure Online Shopping

Staying Safe On The Internet

It seems like hardly a day passes without news breaking of hackers stealing passwords & personal details online. Often from large online shopping providers, very few seem ammune.

This is no reason to shun the internet as a whle however, as while it may be big news when it happens, and can be troubling for those involved, there are a few things that you can do to stay safe online and not get caught out.

Stay Safe Rules;

1. Don’t use the same password for all your accounts.

Yes, it might be convenient, but you make it easy if someone gets hold of one password to access all your accounts.

2. Don’t ever follow email links to your accounts

Most genuine companies will never ask you for your account details, but hackers will try to scare you with warning emails which contain a handy link to log into your account to check it’s ok….. don’t ever follow a link to one of your accounts, instead, wither type the website address into your browser, or use your own bookmarks to navigate to the site.

3. Never give anyone your personal details online….. real people don’t ask for any of it

4. Beware anyone ringing you up stating to be from one of your providers…… If they do, do not trust them…. they may well be genuine, but it’s always best to be sceptical until you can verify that they are genuine.

If you follow these rules you will be nuch safer shopping online and will protet your hard earned money.