Shopping on the internet often allows you to save and this is certainly a big incentive. However, just follow these 4 practical and smart tips to use your credit card online safely and without fear that they will steal your money.
We know in fact that we must beware of unknown retailers on the web, who could be dishonest and steal our credit card numbers. Fortunately, a little attention and cunning are enough to protect yourself.
First of all, check your bank statements
Let’s move on to 4 practical and smart tips to use your credit card online safely and without fear that your money will be stolen.
We made a purchase by placing our credit card numbers on the site. In the following days it is good to check your current account every day. If there are any other charges or expenses that we have not made, they must be reported to the bank immediately. If the figures are high or the charges are numerous, it may be appropriate to block the card itself.
Never respond to requests for personal data
Serious banks and websites never ask for personal data by email or message. So these requests for data must never be answered because it is a sign of phishing. They are bogus sites that only hide scams and sell nothing. Safe sites are those that show a padlock preceding the https prefix in the web address bar. The padlock indicates that that site is protected and certified by international security systems.
Check if the seller is true
This can be done to expose bogus sites. We type in the search bar the name of the seller without following the links that his site offers us. The links may be bogus. If instead we look for that seller on the search engine we will know immediately if it really exists.
Block the card immediately
If we have not avoided fraud, all that remains is to block the card quickly. For this it is good to memorize the number of the bank for the card block on the phone. After the card has been blocked, we are no longer responsible for other fraudulent withdrawals. The responsibility remains with the bank which must return those sums to us.
So you can shop peacefully.