Tips for Safe Online Shopping
Safe Online Shopping
Whether you shop through our site or on your own, please check websites carefully. Here are a few things you want to look for:
Verisign If you are giving a credit card online, it is usually safe if it has a logo for an SSL encryption. One of the most popular is Verisign. This symbol states that your credit card is sent online via a secured network that ‘encrypts’ the numbers so that the person on the other end can’t read them. Only a computer reads the actual number. If you are not sure, shop only sites with a ‘name brand’ such as ‘Target.
Still shy about sending your credit card information online? Call. All reputable sites also give you a Customer Service phone number where you can place your order on the phone.
Visit Paypal Use PayPal. More and more merchants are using PayPal. PayPal is designed from the ground up to be one of the safest ways to send money online. Unlike other financial institutions, our payments are sent without sharing financial information. In fact, PayPal never shares your financial information with or sells it to merchants. These funds can come from your bank account or your credit card.
Worried about toys? Check out the US Consumer Safety Commission!
Mailing gifts to family and friends? Check out the USPS Consumer Guide!
Additional agencies for consumer information on small, local, and online merchants:
* Better Business Bureau
* Federal Trade Commission :: Bureau of Consumer Protection
* Internet Crime Complain Center
Shop ForBrideAndBaby.com or Other Shopping Portals.
While we cannot promise that every site is safe, we have pre-screened all the merchants on our site and they have also been screened by the networks that support affiliate marketing.