Staying Safe When Shopping Online

When shopping online, it is important to take steps in order to protect yourself against any fraud. Sadly, some of us have experienced this first hand and now understand the importance of taking precautions for online shopping. Follow our tips to stay safe when online shopping. See: Online Systems.

1.     Never use public Wi-Fi

It’s okay to use public Wi-Fi if you’re just browsing the internet, but never shop when connected to one. It is one of the easiest ways for identity theft to take place and instantly sets you up for disaster. Read more.

Be aware of all your electrical devices when connected to a hotspot. Any of the information sent via the internet can be picked up by strangers who understand how to. We suggest using your protected Wi-Fi at home.

2.     Use websites with HTTPS

If a website solely focuses on online purchases, a trusted site would have HTTPS rather than HTTP. The added ‘S’ means that all of the information being sent is secure which encrypts the data so only the intended recipient will receive the data. Find out more.

If you’re on a website that is HTTP, be careful of the information that you share as it may not be secure or protected. Other secure signs are a closed lock at the bottom of the screen.

Examples of trusted & reliable e-commerce websites:

There are thousands of trusted websites on the internet, but you always have to be careful who you shop with as it can have devastating effects if not carefully researched. Below is a list of trusted e-Commerce websites and retailers in the UK.

WrappzPersonalised cases from Wrappz

Wrappz is one of the UK’s leading phone, tablet and laptop cases providers. All covers are available to be designed by you with photos, colours and text. They also have a range of customised gifts for you to play around with. One of their latest releases is an array of cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8. See more.

Their simple design process makes it easier than ever to create a case that fits your device and make it unique to any other case on the market.

Joules GroupPremium clothes

Joules Group is a premium UK based clothes brand. You can purchase lifestyle clothes, accessories and home ware all in complete confidence from this trusted site. Their aim is to always put the customer first and they have excellent customer values. Click here.

Read More: 10 Signs that an Online Shopping Site is Secure