Online Shopping Safe Tips – The pandemic period forces us to do all activities from home. One of them is online shopping from home. Online shopping has some bad effects on shopping. Here are the right tips for safe online shopping
1. Don’t want to be offered data updates
Don’t trust phone calls or emails claiming to be from banks or other parties. Just so you know, banks usually always advise you to come directly to the branch to update the data. If not, you have to do it yourself, without any interference from the bank.
Don’t act rashly and rush to click on the email or link in the email, including if you get a calendar invitation. You must always be vigilant, especially if there are emails asking for personal information such as phone numbers, bank accounts and so on.
2. Beware of filling out surveys with the lure of being able to get prizes
Phishing mode is often done easily via the internet such as survey requests with the lure of tempting prizes. You need to be vigilant if there are questions that already involve sensitive matters related to financial data, namely being asked to state your PIN number, account number, biological mother’s name, to the OTP code.
Indeed, not always all online surveys are scams, you just need to be more vigilant. Make sure the email sent does not contain malware viruses, survey links are also safe.
If you are asked to fill in sensitive personal and bank data, don’t do it. Especially when you are told to send some money to redeem the survey prize, don’t want it!
3. Watch out for cheap products and big discounts
Phishing mode through online transactions is usually carried out through cheap product offers, business offers, gift offers and others. You have to be wary of unreasonable “advertising” because it can be a ‘target’ for cyber fraud. Be careful with advertising offers (sponsors) in cyberspace because it can harm you if your data is stolen.
Don’t get caught up in a site that contains a phishing trap. Make sure you write correctly a site to the domain. Because of the wrong domain, even though the name is the same, you can enter the wrong site.
For example, shopping online on a site that you don’t know. They can put up ads like massive discounts. So, when it comes to cheap stuff, who isn’t interested? In fact, there are people who think that even if they are cheated, the amount is not much.
You need to know that what is actually being targeted is not money, but personal data. If your data is compromised, the perpetrator can use a bank account including a credit card for transactions at will. Well, scary right?
4. Use a strong password
Don’t forget to change your password regularly, at least once every three months. Check all your digital transaction passwords, from banking accounts, e-commerce shopping accounts to digital wallet accounts.