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Shopping Online This Christmas – Tips 

Research Sites And Sellers

  • Research a site through Google before you buy from a seller that you have not done business with. 
  • Some attackers try to trick you by creating malicious websites that appear legitimate, so you should check the site before supplying any information.

Is The Site Legitimate

  • Before you entering personal and financial information to make a transaction, look for signs that the site is secure. This includes a closed padlock on your web browser’s address bar or a URL address that begins with https.
  • Do not use unsecured wireless networks to make an online purchase. 

Protect Your Personal Information: 

  • When making a purchase online, only fill out required fields on a vendors checkout form. 
  • Check the website’s privacy policy to understand how your information will be stored and used.

How Will You Pay  

  • Credit cards are the safest option because they may allow buyers to seek a credit from the issuer if the product isn’t delivered or isn’t what was ordered. 
  • Credit cards may have a limit on the monetary amount you will be responsible for paying if your information is stolen and used by someone else. 

Keep A Paper Trail

  • Print and save records of your online transactions, including the product description, price, online receipt, terms of the sale, and copies of any email exchange with the seller.
  • Read your credit card statements as soon as you get them to make sure there aren’t any unauthorized charges and if there is a discrepancy, call your bank and report it immediately.

Be Wary Of Emails Requesting Information

  • Attackers may attempt to gather information by sending emails requesting that you confirm purchase or account information.
  • Legitimate businesses do not ask for this type of information through email.
  • Contact the merchant directly if you are alerted to a problem.
  • Use contact information found on your account statement, not in the email.

Double Check Pricing

  • Be suspicious of prices that are too good to be true.
  • Also consider carefully whether you may be paying too much for an item, particularly if you’re bidding through an auction site.
  • You may want to comparison shop, online or offline, before you buy

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It’s December – Time For Christmas Shopping

  • What to buy- Christmas Gift Suggestions 
  • Buy the right games for the right console – Check the console that the person has before buying a game 
  • Wireless headphones with mic – Beats , Bose 
  • SD Cards for cameras
  • When in doubt gift cards

Do Your Research For Christmas 

  • Want to know how to set something up , how it works , Google it before christmas , download and read the instruction manual

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Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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