On safety when shopping online

Our recent topic on the table is regarding safety when shopping online, particularly when paying for your items online. So, is it safe to buy jewellery and clothes online? Is it safe to purchase anything online these days?

The answer depends on the type of concept store you browse through, and the type of companies that handle the transactions, but things have evolved a lot since online shopping first started.

We have a few tips for you to make sure the website you browse through are offering you safe online payment features.

  • Use trusted websites
  • Make sure the websites you want to purchase your items from have SSL (secure socket layer) encryption installed. You can see that in the URL of the website which always starts with HTTPS:// (not just HTTP://)
  • Check your credit card statements regularly, just to make sure everything with your last purchases was all right.
  • Use strong passwords
  • Do not use a public computer to make your purchases.
  • Always, log out! You never now who uses the computer after you and your credit card details can remain there.

The best advice extra advice we can give you, know what is too good to be true! And buy awesome things.

Do not buy online things you can easily get from a very commercial shop.

Be different, be awesome, wear something special!

Text by: Magda Oltean
Photographs: Unsplash 
Realised in Lausanne, 2018

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About the Author : Magda

Magda is a dreamer & an enthusiastic writer, in love with turquoise and traveling. She dislikes artichokes, is an avid worker and goals achiever, a proud Romanian and a vintage enthusiast. Magda brings her love for retro and vintage pieces into a modern, creative and funny context both on Les Toiles and her own blog Magda Oltean

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