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How to avoid online scammers this winter?

Without doubt the web is where most businesses are based now days as it allows for customers to shop from the comfort of their homes, helping them to save time and money, avoiding blockades such as traffic.  As the number of online stores increase so does the number of scammers who scam people off their hard earned money. 

Worry no more because we have tips that are fit to assist you in having a good online shopping experience. First and foremost it is important to check the authenticity of an online shopping website. If it is a legitimate store then contact details should be available on the site in order for you to be able to enquire. According to independent business specialist, Jim Olp: how the site looks is a give-away a professional site is free of spelling and grammatical errors.

On the other hand, we all want to be sure that we can comfortably share our personal details which include credit card numbers without it being leaked to other sources. So why not do a safety payment method check? This can be done in various ways which include google safe browsing. Google has developed a tool to help detect unsafe websites. In order to be able to conduct this check you can visit the following website: and then enter the website that you are visiting to see if there are any issues with it before proceeding with entering your credit card details. If you browsing through a website and it appears on the first page of google that is also another sign of it being authentic as it was ranked by google making it a genuine site.

Having reviews from previous clients helps give a business a reliable reputation making customers to make purchases quicker because of the many positive reviews. According to reports 13% of buyers are influenced to buy a product after reading the reviews. Hence as a customer it is your duty to find out what other people have been saying about the online store, thread carefully through the comment section and do not forget to pay close attention to complaints.

In order for a business to avoid losing customers to its competitors it is vitally important that they help monitor factors that affect their potential clients.

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