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How To Spot A Fraudulent Website When Shopping Online

15 Feb, 2021

Did you know that 27 percent of consumers don’t shop online due to fears their personal information might be stolen? Or that 65 percent of consumers who have had information compromised due to online shopping will no longer shop online or return to the site their information was compromised? Here are a few general tips to spot a fraudulent website and stay safe shopping online.


1.CHECK THE TRADEMARK OF  COMPANY NAME AND LOGO
This is where its start from. Yes, the important tip for business owners to protect their sites and brand to make their name is clear for use as a trademark.

Entrepreneurs mistakenly thinks that the availability of a domain name from LLC makes their business name and brand available as trade mark. It’s a whole process using your company name and logo, you need to trademark first, through a trademark attorney or by going through THE UNITED STATE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE.


2. HTTP WITH SSL-HTTPS MUST BE CHECKED.

 This secure suckets layer ensures that all date passed between the web server and browser remain private and integral. HTTP over SSL is known as HTTPS and offers more security (encryption).


3. MAKE SURE THE SITE IS PCI DSS COMPLIANT
PCI Compliance was established in 2006 to help protect businesses from credit card fraud. It was established by five of the largest major payment brands (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and JCB) in an effort to increase control over where cardholder data is stored, processed or transmitted for websites that take payment online. If you read through their policy it will be stated there. Before you process any payment with the site.

James Idahosa

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