- Buy only from reputable companies – look for evidence of a physical address, contact telephone numbers.
- Make sure you use a secure web site to enter credit card information. Look for a padlock symbol in the bottom right of the browser window and for the website address to begin with 'https://'
- If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. Cross-check information on the internet and see if anyone else has had problems.
- Be extremely wary of anything that is offered in an unsolicited or spam email.
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