Use your credit card safely, securely in your next online purchase
With a lot of things going on due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there's a fear that once we go outside, we might be exposed to the virus. This has forced us to make our purchases online with several cashless payments at our disposal, including the use of our credit cards. The question that immediately pops out is—how do we safely use our credit card? Below are some extra precautions you need to consider before pushing through with your purchase. 1. Incognito mode. If you're going to do your online purchase, make sure you are using your own trusted device—whether it's a phone, a desktop, or a tablet. If you cannot, which is really not preferable, but you don't have another choice, use the incognito mode. We don't mean a secret transaction, but we need to secure your personal information and credit card details. 2. Make sure that the online shop's website is secured and credible. Ask yourself these questions: Is this a trusted shop? Are there any past online-payment-related issues with this shop? It's okay to do some research, considering it is your hard-earned money we are talking about. 3. Check the product reviews and such. We want to ensure that your money will be put in a worthy purchase. Take a look at the product reviews and see if there's an issue. Do they allow refunds?Ask this because we all know that refunding your money will be quite a hassle.