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Secure Sites Make for Secure Shopping

20th November 2007

Secure Sites Make for Secure Shopping

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Some people, myself being one of them, love online shopping.  I don’t like crowds and I’m not overly fond of random shopping.  I want to go to a store, find what I want, buy it and move on.  Online shopping suits me perfectly, and I shop quite a few online sites without any concern about the safety of my information or the security of the web site.

For every person, like me, who enjoys the convenience of online shopping, there are probably three or four people who are more tentative about shopping online.  After all, we hear stories all the time about someone who provided information in response to an e-mail request, or who bought something from an unsecured site, and as a result had their identity, or at the very least their money, stolen.   I’m not going to try and tell you that doesn’t happen, but I will give you some tips for making sure that such a thing is less likely to happen to you.

The first thing to remember is that you should never enter more information than would be required to charge your credit card.  Things like address, phone number, credit card number, expiration date and e-mail address are generally accepted and required information when making a credit card purchase online.   If you are asked for your Social Security Number, mother’s maiden name or other personal information, you probably should not make a purchase on that site.

Another way to make sure the site from which you are making a purchase is secure is to look for the “s” and the padlock symbol.  The “s” will show up after the http in the site address.  Https indicates that the site is secure, and has protocols in place which will safeguard your information.  Many of the sites that have the https heading will also have a small padlock symbol, which indicates the site is secure.  Depending on your browser and the version of that browser, the padlock symbol will either show up in the lower right hand corner or be near the bar where the URL is.

Something else for which you should look is contact information.  It should be easy to find and give you more than one way to contact the company should something go wrong with your order.  If the only method of contact available is an e-mail address, you may want to reconsider ordering from that site.  Sites that want you as a lifelong customer will also want to talk to you if you’re dissatisfied or if something goes wrong.   They’ll make it as easy as possible for you to get in touch with them if there is a problem or a concern.

At EnMart, we provide online ordering for our customers because we know that many of you are busy and can’t get everything done during normal business hours.  Our secure online store gives you the convenience of ordering whenever you wish, and the security of knowing that your credit card and personal information is protected.   When you visit the shopping cart portion of our store, you will see the URL has an https at the beginning, indicating a secure site.  The padlock icon also appears when you visit the cart.   Our contact information is also clearly visible and we provide multiple ways for you to get in touch with us. 

Our goal is to create customers for life, not just for one or two orders.  That’s why we do all we can to make sure every experience you have with us is convenient, comfortable and secure.

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  1. 1 On November 29th, 2009, Gregory Despain said:

    Between me and my wife we’ve owned more prepaid credit cards over time than I can count, including Netspend, Greendot, etc. But, the last few years we’ve found that this one is the best for our needs AccountNow Visa. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and easy to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) AccountNow Visa’s are.

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