Online Shopping The Safe Way

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If you’re looking to give the perfect gift to a loved one, friend, or coworker where would you shop for that gift? Online right? According to a study published in 2016, 79% of Americans now shop online! That’s a big number. Online shopping is easy, fun, affordable, it offers great selection, and it’s totally convenient. Why doesn’t everyone do it is what you’re thinking right? Well there can actually be some drawbacks to shopping online. As we all know technology isn’t perfection and computers can be prone to hacks, malware, viruses, and so much more. That’s why it’s important to know the dangers of shopping online before you actually do it. Below are some things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to shop online or how to shop online if you’re looking to shop safely.

Many people are very trusting consumers and they might not think to question a company’s intentions. To be fair in most cases companies take their security and privacy of the customer’s information very seriously. Trusted sites like Amazon.com and eBay.com work hard to keep data safe and secure. After all it would only hurt them greatly if their customer’s information were to be released or if their customer’s accounts were to be hacked. To be on the safe side of things however it’s never a bad idea to check with a company’s privacy policy before shopping with them. You can find … Read the rest...