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Simple Rules For Using Your Credit Card Online
For your peace of mind...
Petpost uses fully-secure shopping cart technology, and we have been registered as an authentic site through Thwate.
We've been operating for more than 10 years, and we know of no documented cases of credit card fraud using our shopping system.
For your protection, here are some standard tips on using your credit card online:
While there are still many people who don't feel comfortable using a credit card to make purchases over the Internet, e-commerce is definitely here to stay. If you take a few precautions, buying over the Internet can actually be safer than using your credit card in a restaurant.
Just as you should be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for suspcious looking characters when withdrawing money from an ATM, you should know how to recognize the warning signs of Internet fraud and take steps to avoid being a victim.
- Make sure you download the most recent version of your browser to take advantage of advances in encryption capabilities to protect your personal information as it's transmitted over the Internet.
- Watch for the padlock icon on the status bar at the bottom of your browser window, which indicates that the site is secure.
- Look for an 's' added to the usual http at the beginning of the Web site's URL when you get ready to submit your purchase information. The https indicates a secure server.
- Don't provide personal information such as address, telephone number, bank account number, or e-mail address unless you know who you're providing the information to, why it's being requested, and how it will be used.
- Carefully review your credit card and bank statement each month for unauthorized charges and notify your credit card company or bank immediately if you notice any charges you didn't authorize.
- Clean your computer with free online software that detects spyware (such as Spyware Doctor) and install a firewall, like the free version of Zone Alarm (www.zonelabs.com) or Norton Internet Security to ensure that sites you shop at don't install spyware on your computer.