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Internet Shopping Safety Tips

We all know that buying on the Internet has it's dark side. That is why we have put together this top 10 tips on shopping for quality lingerie on the Internet.

  1. suggests the that you should look for the address-bar padlock symbol. Most browsers indicate that the encryption is active with a padlock icon near the address bar, and the URL is preceded with https:// instead of...more. and to
  2. Use online payment services such as PayPal. PayPal says that it monitors accounts for suspicious activity and covers most unauthorized transactions... more.
  3. has a good idea - "Don’t Shop Publicly"
    If you plan to do any shopping online, do it at home. At home, you can shop in your pajamas and at any time of the day or night. You also know who... more.
  4. also suggest that you "Don’t Store Information Elsewhere"
    Many shopping sites, such as’s OneClick shopping, offer you the ability to save your credit card information on their servers to speed the shopping process... more.
  5. A great tip from suggests that you "Don't Shop at Public Hotspots". 
    Online shopping is convenient, but you shouldn't make it too convenient for someone to hack your account while you're shopping. So, avoid making online purchases when you are in a public place (coffee shop, restaurant, shopping mall) and using... more.
  6. All anti-virus companies will strongly recommend that you have a good up-to-date anti-virus. suggest that you consider visiting and add their protection if you shop online.
  7. has a great idea too. "Go directly to the seller’s site rather than clicking a “coupon” link that was sent to you by an unknown source." Scammers can often use a tactic called cross-site scripting to craft a hyperlink that appears to be the actual merchant site but actually relays your credit card information to the scammer when you... more.
  8. continues with "Find out the seller’s physical address."
    If the merchant only has a P.O. box listed, then that may be a red flag. If his address is 1234 in a van down by the river, you may consider shopping elsewhere.
  9. Check out the seller’s return, refund, exchange, and shipping policies.
    Read the fine print and watch out for hidden restocking fees, crazy high shipping charges, and other added fees. Beware of “coupon clubs” that the seller might try to get you to sign up for during your purchase. These clubs may save you a few dollars, but often they involve monthly billing for the privilege of joining. Thanks to for this one as well.
  10. Lastly, with the best tip of all, "Check the seller’s privacy policy".
    While we might not think about it, some sellers resell our personal information, buying preferences, and other data to market research companies, telemarketers, and spammers. Read carefully and always make sure that you are opting-out and not opting-in when asked whether you want to have your information shared with “3rd parties” (unless you like a lot of spam in your e-mail). You may also want to obtain a separate e-mail account to use while shopping online to avoid clogging up your personal e-mail box with the barrage of sale ads and other junk mail that is frequently sent out.


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