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Saturday 16 December 2017

How to avoid online mugging

HERE are three basic steps:

  • Do your homework: Use familiar or recommended sites, and look for an address for the company involved. Don't rely on an email address or post office box.
  • Use safe payment options: Never use money-wiring services as it's harder to get a refund if something goes wrong. Keep receipts of all credit card online transactions and use secure websites -- a padlock symbol will appear on the bottom right corner of the browser window if it's safe.
  • Know your rights: If you buy from a European website you've the same rights for a refund for buying damaged items or ones that aren't as described.

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