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4 tips for a safe online purchase

Buying online is one of the most used modalities these days, and although there are tools to do so that ensure the protection of your data in the process, it is also important that you take into account some tips so that you buy in a transparent, secure way and confiable.

Precisely, in relation to the safety of consumers to be able to buy online calmly and confidently, that is why we give you 4 very useful recommendations that stand out from the 2020 Online Sales Study of the Asociación Mexicana de Ventas Online (AMVO), which evaluated the uses and indicators that impact Online Sales in Mexico.

  • Get the right connection

The first thing you should do to take care of yourself when using online stores or shopping applications is to avoid buying online using a connection to a public WiFi network. The reason is very simple, these open networks are more vulnerable to information theft, because they have few security barriers.

In this regard, the best thing is to ensure that our connections to buy online are made through devices with updated antivirus; or tools for detecting malicious software and protecting sensitive information, warns the specialist.

  • Verify the seller and site information

Another tip that can help you take care of yourself is to review in detail the information of the store, site or seller. What you should visualize are things like; where you are from, what tax information you provide, address, means of payment, return policy and reviews from other buyers.

An example of gold for these recommendations is for example Mercado Libre; where you can be guided by the seller's reputation and more by what those who have previously bought think to protect you from scammers and deception.

Another way to know that you are in the right place to buy online is to make sure that the address of the site (URL) begins with "https: //".

  • What to do when paying

Other of the most important measures are all the precautions that you take before entering the data of your means of payment; so you should check every time you are going to pay that there is a small padlock closed in the browser window and never select the option "Remember password"; This is even more important that you do not do it if you are using a device or a public connection. Also, although it may generate certain anxieties, if the page takes a long time to advance, do not update it and avoid placing your data again until you verify that the charge has not been made.

  • What to do after buying online

To finish making your payment, it is recommended to confirm and save the purchase information; this can help in case of any clarification. And always have your receipt at hand. You can also help others by writing your own experience on the platform to buy online that you used; take into account that the Mexican buyer is kept informed in this way; and on average they consult 5 sources of information before deciding to buy a product or service.

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