UKFast says shop safely online this Christmas
Article date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 14:45 GMTThe hosting provider behind thousands of UK ecommerce websites is warning Christmas consumers to remain vigilant in their last minute online shopping. As people swarm the e-street in the days before Christmas, UKFast is cautioning shoppers to maintain their security principles. "When people are struggling to find the perfect present they may use any old website," said Lawrence Jones, managing director of UKFast. "Without checking its security credentials these hasty shoppers are potentially opening themselves up to identity theft." UKFast offers consumers these tips for last-minute shopping on the net:
- Make sure the website has an SSL certificate. This prevents others intercepting the personal information you send.
- Using a credit card online is safer. Purchases made with a credit card are protected by the Consumer Credit Act of 1974.
- Research the company. Use a reputable dealer or well known retailer if possible. If you've never heard of the company it is worth giving them a call to make sure they are legitimate.
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