Credit Card Online

By Staff Writer

You can use your credit card online to make purchases  and to pay for things like flights and hotel bookings. Using your credit card online can be dangerous, though, and there are a few things you can do to ensure you stay safe and your details are not compromised.

How to stay safe when using your credit card online

Up your online security settings:

First things first, when it comes to using your credit card online, make sure you have a good and up to date anti-virus  program installed on your computer.  This program should include things like anti-swpyware.

Another way to ensure you are safe when using your credit card online is to make sure your web browser and your operating system is up to date. Make sure you apply the highest level of security settings.

Make sure you know who you are buying from:

If you are using your credit cards online to purchase something from before, make sure you know exactly who they are and that their systems are secure.  There are many people who create fake sites in an attempt to teal money from people.  Look for merchant views if there are any available and take down phone numbers and physical addresses so  that you can get in touch if there are any issues.

When you are using your credit card online, it’s better to shop with a merchant you know and trust, rather than somebody you have never heard of before. If you have good anti-virus and anti-spyware installed, your computer should tell you and warn you of any fraudulent sites.

If a random merchant you have never heard of before sends you an email prompting you to use your credit card online, it’s more than likely a scam site. Avoid clicking links and entering sensitive information into sites you do not know and you have never heard of.

Remember, if you are unsure or the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Always trust your gut when it comes to using your credit card online, rather be safe than sorry.

Recent Articles

Featured When to trade in your old car for a new one

You may have noticed that your car isn’t running as smoothly as it used to. This is particularly concerning if you’re hoping to sell it at a reasonable price, and buy yourself a modern alternative.

3 facts to consider when cancelling your contract

If you’ve ever had a relationship end in a bit of a mess, you’ll know that some people are more difficult to break up with than others. The pain, the push back, the back and forth – it can be a difficult process.

How long does debt reflect on your credit score?

If you’ve ever had debt that you didn’t manage well, you may have wondered how long the debt would remain, or be retained, on your credit score. This is known as a “retention period” and it is governed by the law.

Deals

Full Body Massage at Dembalicious Spa

Price: R99
When: Mondays to Sundays
Where: Johannesburg

Two-Course Asian Dining for Two

Price: R269
When: Mondays to Sundays
Where: Cape Town

One-Hour Yacht Cruise with Waterfront Charters

Price: R99
When: Mondays to Sundays
Where: Cape Town


Latest Guide

Guide to debt rehabilitation solutions