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Shopping via the Internet using a credit card. To shop or not to shop? That is the question. The answer is; shop wisely. Below I will be giving you a few tips on how to shop online and still keep your identity.
If possible, get a prepaid Visa, Master or Amex card. Click the following link for more information http://www.credit.com/credit-cards/prepaid/. Also I’m sure your bank has this service. A prepaid card allows you to deposit the amount of money you’ll be spending online, you don’t need to provide any Social Security number.
You can also use the credit card that you currently own, but please follow these few steps.
1. Make sure the site that you are shopping from has ( HTTPS:// ) in its address, pay attention to the S for secure. Example: https://www.amazon.com
2. Never save your credit card information online, with the excuse that your shopping will be faster the next time around.
3. Banks and credit card companies will NEVER ask you to respond directly to an email communication, or through a link sent to you by email.
Finally here is a list of reputable safe places to shop:
This article was written by Moises Alberto Milford
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