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Choose credit over debit when paying online

Many e-commerce web sites have pretty good security. But a great way to increase your security is to pay with credit, or a prepaid gift and do not use debit.  This may protect your identity and further protect your bank account from theft.

Don’t use debit cards to make online purchases

There’s always a chance someone’s trying to catch the financial information you send out. While it’s bad if they get your credit card number, it’s potentially even worse if they have your debit card information. If money is withdrawn from your debit account by a bad actor, there’s probably no getting it back, so avoid […]

Use PayPal to protect yourself from bad transactions

It’s a good idea to use PayPal for online transactions to prevent the seller from seeing your financial information. Another reason to use PayPal is that their team will help protect you if the transaction goes bad. If you receive the wrong item, a defective item, or there’s a billing issue and the other party […]

Use Paypal for online shopping

With Paypal, you aren’t handing over your actual card details. This service has some of the best end-to-end encryption you’ll find anywhere; it’s a massive part of what’s made the company so dependable and widespread within e-commerce. You’re only paying with your email address and Paypal password, giving scammers less direct financial information to steal […]

Do your online shopping homework

Scam artists are always on the prowl setting up new schemes for fake e-commerce sites. Before you make a purchase, take the time to read reviews and hear what others say about the merchant. Also, try to find a physical location and any customer service information you can gather. It’s also a good idea to […]

Keep a close eye on your bank statements

Especially with the rise of online banking, mobile payments and online buying, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your financial accounts and check them routinely for possible fraud. Check your bank and credit card statements carefully to make sure there’s nothing improper happening.