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Online shopping DOs and DON'Ts

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					 ONLINE
SHOPPING


  DOs

  &
 DON’Ts
                         DO
•	Use	familiar	big	brand	websites
   It’s	much	less	likely	that	you’ll	fall	victim	to	a	scam	if	
   you’re	using	a	large	brand	name	website.


•	Search	Search	Search
   Shopping	around	and	using	a	combination	of	web	
   searchers	and	price	comparisson	sites	will	help	you	
   get	the	best	deal.


•	Pay	with	a	credit	card
   Paying	with	a	credit	card	offers	the	best	protection	
   from	online	scammers.


•	Check	the	returns	policy
   It’s	important	to	check	this	as	some	companies	are	
   even	starting	to	charge	a	handling	fee	for	returns
                   DON’T
•	Buy	from	a	site	without	SSL
   An	SSL	certificate	indicates	that	a	site	uses	approved	
   encruption	methods	to	keep	the	information	you	are	
   sending	safe.	The	URL	of	certified	sites	starts	with	
   https	rather	than	http.


•	Buy	from	sites	you	are	unsure	of
   If	you	are	feeling	suspicious	about	a	site	it’s	better	to	
   err	on	the	side	of	caution	and	avoid	buying	from	it.


•	Open	your	package	without	
  inspecting	it	first
   It’s	always	a	good	idea	to	check	your	package	over	
   before	you	open	it.	If	there	is	any	damage	take	
   photos	prior	to	opening.	You’ll	be	able	to	use	them	as	
   evidence	if	your	goods	are	damaged.


•	Ignore	the	confirmation	page
   When	ordering	online	it’s	good	to	get	into	the	habit	of	
   printing	or	saving	purchase	confirmation	webpages.

				
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