I’ve seen numerous persons being scammed on the Internet and it always surprised me a bit. I agree the Internet has changed the way we think and no longer do we need to leave our homes to go shopping or find the information we need. We can surf the net and shop from the convenience of our homes. But with this has come some risks. There’s risks when you shop, when you sign up on a website and even just when surfing the Web.
Number one trick – Spyware and virus
Spyware is computer software that is installed surreptitiously on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user’s interaction with the computer, without the user’s informed consent.
Spyware are installed on your computer just by browsing the Web without you knowing. These spywares then gather informations about what you do with your computer, like what sites you visit, what do you search for, etc. It is very important to get rid of those as it’s a pure and simple invasion of your privacy. The same way, you have to avoid viruses. You’ll get infected by viruses usually by downloading something from an unsafe website.
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Number two trick – Be a safe buyer
It is important you buy from reliable websites. There’s obviously websites you can trust buying from like amazon.com, apple.com, etc. but what about less known sites? Before buying always do a search on Google for reviews on the website you want to buy from. There’s a ton of websites actually collecting customers’ feedback about their purchase online. If it’s a reliable website, you will most likely find information and reviews on it. You’ll be able to read about other persons experience and take a decision.
If you buy on eBay or similar online auction website, always make sure the person you buy from has a near 100% positive feedback.
Number three trick – Pay with paypal when you can
Paypal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. It serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as cheques and money orders. PayPal performs payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other corporate users [...]
When you can pay through Paypal, do it. If you don’t know how it works, it’s pretty simple: You give your credit card or account information to paypal and then you can pay other persons/companies through Paypal. It’s actually like if you were paying Paypal and then Paypal giving the money to the seller. This way the seller never get you credit information, only Paypal has it. Paypal is really safe and is the most used payment service on the Internet. It’s actually owned by eBay so you can use it with confidence. This is a nice way to avoid your credit information being spread all over the Internet.
Number four trick – Get information
Never sign up for anything without knowing the website reputation. Whether it’s for a work at home website or anything like that, make your own research with Google before giving any personal information. If it’s a scam you’ll find about it and if it’s not you’ll also find out. It’s really easy. There’s tons of forums out there and Google is your best friend!
Happy safe surfing!