Top online shopping tips

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Have a look at these excellent online shopping tips provided by Sainsbury’s Bank.


Before entering any personal details into an online form, a few checks can be carried out to help make sure you don’t fall victim to fraud. The overall look and design of a site reflects the amount of money that’s been invested into it - this is a big indicator that a site is secure and trustworthy.

In addition, looking out for up-to-date content is another legitimate factor. If they’re putting effort into the upkeep of the site it shows a level of professionalism.

Here’s 5 top tips to help keep you safe:

  • Make sure you log out after any transaction - especially on a shared or unknown device.
  • Ensure you’re connected to a secure Wi-Fi network that you trust.
  • Always read the terms and conditions before making online purchases.
  • Read through reviews from other customers.
  • Use secure payment gateways, such as PayPal. Also, keep in mind that credit card purchases are protected under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 - between £100 - £30,000.

Sainsbury’s Bank have created a handy guide to help keep safe while shopping online.

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