During this global pandemic, be extra alert to the kinds of information being collected to complete any online transaction. If the merchant is requesting more data than you feel comfortable sharing, cancel the transaction. You only need to fill out required fields at checkout and you should not save your payment information in your profile. […]
Fraudsters are fond of setting up fake e-commerce sites in times of unrest like the current pandemic. Prior to making a purchase, read reviews to hear what others say about the merchant. In addition, look for a physical location and any customer service information. It’s also a good idea to call the merchant to confirm […]
With the holidays right around the corner, online shopping is poised for a record-breaking season in 2019. Emarketer predicts that consumers will spend over $135 billion this upcoming holiday season. The e-commerce boom precipitated a new cybersecurity threat known as e-skimming, which involves the theft of consumer payment information from online stores. If you’re thinking […]
Some online accounts are more sensitive than others. Online banking, e-commerce and social media are often near the top of the list of accounts needing robust protection. It’s a good idea to enable two-factor authentication on these accounts and to secure them with strong password as well.
E-commerce sites only really need two main data points from you: 1) your payment information, like a credit card number and 2) your shipping address. If they ask for anything else, consider finding an alternative. You don’t need to supply your Social Security number just to have a package shipped to your residence. The e-commerce […]
Most e-commerce web sites have pretty good security. But a good way to increase your safety is to pay with credit, or a prepaid gift and not use debit. This can protect your identity from theft and can further protect your bank account from theft.
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