Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Below are some tips from McAfee blog for secure online banking transactions.
- Offers via an unknown person or offers that are too good to be true should be suspect. The same goes for offers via tweets and in social media.
- Don’t click the links in emails. Always go to the source. Use your favorites menu or manually type in the address in your web browser with a safe search plug-in.
- Beware of cybersquatting and typosquatting which may look like the domain of the legitimate eTailer.
- Use secure sites. https in the address bar signifies it’s a secure page.
- Beware of eBay scammers. Don’t respond to eBay email offers. Review eBayers history. Established sellers should have great feedback.
- Pay attention to your billing statements. Check them every two weeks online and refute unauthorized charges within 2 billing cycles.
- Don’t use a debit card online. If your debit card is compromised that’s money out of your bank account. Credit cards provide more protection and less liability.
- Avoid paying by check online/mail-order. Credit cards have more protection and less liability.
- Do business with those you know, like and trust. It’s best to buy high ticket items from eTailers that also have a brick and mortar location.
- Secure your PC. Update your critical security patches and anti-virus and only shop from a secured Internet connection.