Keeping your credit card data safe

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Securing Online Transactions: Protecting Your Card Details

Importance of Card Security

Ensure Safe Handling: Safeguard your debit or credit card details to prevent unauthorized access and potential fraud.

Verifying Website Security

Reputable Stores: Prioritize using established and trusted online stores or those recommended by reliable sources.

Check for Security Indicators: Look for the padlock symbol indicating a secure connection when entering payment information.

Exercise Caution with Links

Avoid Suspicious Links: Be cautious of clicking on links in emails or messages requesting financial transactions; opt to log in directly to the website instead.

Prevent Phishing Attempts: Stay vigilant against fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information by verifying the authenticity of requests.

Choosing Payment Methods

Prefer Credit Cards: Utilize credit cards for online purchases to benefit from additional consumer protections against fraudulent transactions.

Consider Alternative Platforms: Explore secure payment platforms like PayPal, which offer added security layers by not directly sharing card details with merchants.

Exploring Payment Platforms

PayPal: Create a secure PayPal account to facilitate online payments without exposing credit card information directly to merchants.

Apple Pay: Utilize Apple Pay for convenient and secure transactions using stored card details on mobile devices or Apple Watches.

Amazon Pay: Leverage Amazon's payment system for secure transactions across various online platforms, ensuring password security and website trustworthiness.

Learning Outcomes:
  • EDSQ Unit 4 LO 9.1