Essential Digital Skills Level 1

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How to stay safe when shopping online

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Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Keep Your Computer Secure

Update Software: Ensure your computer's operating system, web browsers, and security software are regularly updated to protect against threats.

Enable Automatic Updates: Set your security software to automatically update to stay ahead of potential threats.

Verify Website Security

Check for HTTPS: Look for the "https" in the website URL and a padlock symbol to ensure secure connections.

Be Wary of Scam Websites: Beware of fraudulent websites that mimic legitimate ones to deceive users into providing personal information or making payments.

Research Website Reputation

Read Reviews: Check reviews on independent platforms like Trustpilot or comparison sites to gauge a website's credibility.

Scrutinize Returns Policy: Review the returns policy to understand the terms and conditions, ensuring clarity on return procedures.

Verify Company Location: Determine the location of the company to manage expectations regarding shipping times and international transactions.

Use Secure Payment Methods

Use Credit Cards: Opt for credit cards when making purchases as they offer chargeback protection in case of fraudulent transactions.

Seek Social Validation

Check Social Media: Search for company reviews and feedback on social media platforms to gauge customer experiences and overall reputation.