Online shopping has become one of best products of modern technology, and consumers of every age are eating it up. Since its commencement in 1995, it has become the biggest trend in the shopping industry, and has been innovated countless of times to suit the needs of every kind of shopper – from shopaholics, busy people, and those who would like to shop but are not fond of going to the malls for an item only to endure long hours of searching, walking from various points and shops, big crowds, and any additional costs.

People have moved to prefer online shopping and there are all kinds of reasons why it has grown to be extremely popular in recent years. It’s the perfect medium for impulse shoppers who are looking to do some quick purchasing, window shoppers who are still deciding on what and where to buy before actually going to a physical store, busy people who have very little free time and cannot fit a trip to the mall within their jampacked schedules, last-minute shoppers (especially for special occasions), and even those who want a particular item that they have no access to physically – either those items are from overseas or in a city miles away from them.

This doesn’t guarantee that online shopping is not without its own dangers. There are a lot of precautions meant for online shoppers, warning them about the perils that come with online shopping. Phishing attacks – which is when thieves attempt to swindle you out of your log in credentials or acquire your credit card information by pretending to be a legitimate website or online bank – has always been a lurking but constant danger in the online shopping stream. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t protect yourself from them.

Here’s what you need to know, as seen from this infographic by Sign Within on Tips for Safe Online Shopping:

Author Bio: I am Carlton Coleman and I am the owner of SIGN WITHIN superstore, which is an e-commerce business under the umbrella of the The Sign Within Academy, LLC.  This company seeks to not only provide an online shopping experience with great deals, discounts, and rebates but to partner and support non-profit organizations that speak to hearts, stretch minds and serve the whole of humanity to further their causes.  I am strong believer that you make a living by what you get but you make a life by what you give.

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