UK Shopping Advice
When purchasing online you must ensure that you are purchasing
from a reputable company and from a secure website.
First of all, make sure your web-browser (the software you use
to navigate around the Internet) is secure. Most computers come with a
browser installed, the most common types of browser are Internet Explorer and
Netscape. You can alter the security settings on the browser from high
to low. Check the help section from the browser toolbar for more details.
Anyone can setup a website, so you must make sure that the company your buying from is legitimate. There are a number of ways this can be achieved:
To ensure the website is secure, make sure it has:
The security padlock This will usually appear at the bottom right of your computer screen (as shown in the below image). This ensures that the data your sending to the web server is secure.
Https Most online websites will have a url (web address) such as: http://www.shoppingnavigator.co.uk . But once you have to add your payment details on a website, the web address must look like: https://www.shoppingnavigator.co.uk (notice the s after http in the below image). This ensures the details being sent to the web server are secure.
Also remember to write down any details relating to your purchase
and details of the website/company you are buying from.
Please take time to visit some of the useful links below that
contain much more information to help you.
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