As an online business, ParetoLogic is very concerned about helping to keep its users and friends safe online. There are all kinds of scams out there and people trying to steal your confidential information. We all have to be careful!
In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, which runs March 2-8, we offer some tips about how users can protect themselves when shopping online:
Check the URL: When purchasing online, make sure the URL uses “https://” instead of the regular “http://”. The “https” means it is a secure page where the confidential info you enter is encrypted so that only the intended party can read it and process your order.
Read the policies: If you have a problem with something you buy online, it is not as easy as returning it to the corner store. Check out the return, refund, delivery, guarantee, and other policies before you buy.
Review your credit card statement: Check monthly to see if there are any unauthorized charges. Some people even have a credit card just for online shopping so that it is easy to monitor. If there is a problem, you can just cancel it and continue using your others.
Remember shipping: An item can look to be a real bargain online, however it has to get to you! Make sure you know exactly how much shipping will be before you buy.
ParetoLogic has a variety of software to help protect you online. Check out our complete line of Internet security, antivirus, and privacy controls software on our website.
For more on National Consumer Protection Week check out http://www.ncpw.gov/