Secured online buying tips : Credit card, Debit card, paypal

These are some of tips for online secure buying

1. while entering password or debit card/credit card  number  any secure information always check address bar, you will see the http:// of the URL in the address bar turn to https:// i.e. with addition of an ‘s’, which signifies a secure protocol is being used. This also happens for email id and password entering also always watch this before typing your password.

2. Make sure there is a secure lock icon in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window. Many fake sites will put this icon inside the window to deceive you.

3. If there is no status bar then don’t do transaction

4. Phishing (pronounced ‘fishing’): Fraudulent emails that request or initiate a scam to get sensitive personal information. These emails contain email asking you sensitive information like bank account number for transferring unclaimed funds, debit card or credit number and CVN number,(three digit number back of your card)


5. CVN Numner is back of your debit or credit card, it is always better write it some where and memorize this three digit number and rub and remove these number from your card, this will protect you, in case card is last.
6. Spoof Site: Fraudulent sites – usually linked from a phishing email – that look like well-known websites.

How to avoid scoof site,
 never click a link provided in email to reach site for transaction, as this may take you scoof site and URL address may apparently appear like real site, but it can still be scoof site. 
• Always enter URL of by typing on address bar for secure transaction
• Before typing your password other sensitive information Rt-click on empty part web page and check properties (internet explorer) or page info (google chrome), see weather connection SSL 3.0 and above, and also confirm your URL on this pageinfo or properties tab.

Any comments and suggestion are always welcome

Author: Dr Umesh Bilagi

MBBS, MD, DM (cardiology). I am Interventional cardiologist. Blogging is my passion. Associate professor of cardiology KIMS Hubli. Director and consultant at Tatwadarsha Hospital Hubli. Owner of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital Hubli. Mobile +91 9343403620.

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