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2. Always research the background of unfamiliar web traders before purchase. A simple internet search should reveal any negative feedback about the trader left by other consumers. Beware of websites that have only recently been set up as fraudulent site come and go very quickly.
3. Where possible pay by credit card, or with a debit card issued by one of the major credit card companies, as this offers the most protection. Never send cash or use a money-wiring service because you’ll have no recourse if something goes wrong. Check your credit card statement carefully to ensure that you have been billed correctly. Inform your bank immediately if there is a discrepancy as they may contact the vendor to clarify the situation.
4. Try to shop from US-based websites so that you can avail of the protections of US Laws and access redress mechanisms if you encounter problems. Shopping outside the US may also result in unexpected customs and tax bills. Don’t assume that a website is based in the country indicated by its web address e.g. ‘.com’ does not necessarily mean the website is based in the US.
5. Make sure you use a secure website to enter credit card information. Look for a closed padlock symbol in the bottom right of the browser window and for the website address to begin with ‘https://’ Click on the security icon to ensure that the retailer has an encryption certificate, which helps to ensure that your personal information will be sent safely. Make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall installed.
6. Always read the small print and know exactly what you are agreeing to before going ahead with the contract. In particular ensure you are aware of the trader’s cancellation and returns policies.
7. Avoid buying counterfeit goods. Such products are often dangerous or of poor quality and it can be very difficult to get redress should something go wrong. Bear in mind the sale of fake goods is illegal and is often linked to organized crime.
8. Always check the websites returns policy just in case you are not happy with the goods that are delivered and you wish to return them. Amazon have a very good and easy to use returns policy. Having made many purchases and had some returns to make their returns policy made it very easy and hassle free to return goods and my money was refunded into my bank account within three days, which gave me great confidence for purchasing more goods from Amazon.