What you should know

26/11/2012 02:45

How Do I Know I'm in a Secure Server?

When you go into a secure server the key or lock in the bottom of your browser will appear locked or highlighted. The address of the web site will also change from http://www... to https://www... signifying that the site is secure.

Netscape Security Internet Explorer Security

If none of this happens, then this is not a secure server - don't enter your credit card details. Don't be afraid to email the vendor and ask them a few questions to put your mind at rest!


What Else Should I Do?

Here are a few hints about online shopping that we've learned along the way:

  • Always print out your order confirmation.
  • Pay by Credit Card. If something goes wrong you can have a credit card transaction reversed in legitimate circumstances.
  • Order more than just one item at a time to save on delivery costs.
  • Try and get your goods delivered at a time when you will be there, otherwise your package might get left with the neighbours from hell!
  • Don't get carried away and spend too much!
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