Father’s Day is right around the corner and more people are shopping online than ever before. This is why the co-founder of Voxofon, Julia Goloshubina has taken the time to review shopping online and ways to be safe while shopping.

Turning to online retailers for their purchases can make your life easier or it can bring you many problems that will trouble you for many days to come. This is why online consumers need to be aware of their online transaction security. Keep reading to view a few safety tips that Julia would like to share.

  • Avoid allowing the retailer save your credit card information in your profile. Secure retailers are PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant. If your credit card information is saved with a retailer that is not PCI compliant, you could be at risk.
  • When submitting payment, make sure the credit card information you entered is cleared out of all form entries. Some websites, even major retailers, do not do this, thus your credit card information gets stored in your browser. If an unauthorized person uses your computer or if your computer gets stolen, that information can be accessed easily.
  • Look at the address bar to ensure that you are making a secure transaction. A retailer must go through strict validation processes to obtain an SSL Certificate, which verifies safe transaction practices. If a retailer has an SSL Certificate, the URL on the checkout pages will begin with https://.

These tips are just the basics for online security and online shopping. I hope you will take the time to read these tips and keep your credit safe and secure. I know that online threats are on the rise that is why we need to know and be careful. Hope that these simple tips will give you a little help to stay safe when shopping online.