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How to shop online safely

india Updated: Jun 29, 2012 01:27 IST
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Here are a few things to keep in mind while shopping online.

1 Check the support system: Call/email the website if you have any doubt. Genuine websites always have a good phone, email and customer support system.

2 Read online reviews: Read reviews of the website if you are buying from it for the first time. Customer reviews are the biggest source of trusted information. Also, secure websites are always behind standard security systems.

3 Check for padlock: Use your credit card on websites that have a yellow/green padlock in the browser at the bottom right. This indicates that the website data is encrypted.