Protecting E-Commerce Transactions

What is E-Commerce?

E-commerce is just a fancy way of saying buying and selling online
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Here are some videos about identity fraud:

Is online shopping safe?

  • Yes, if you know what your doing
  • Look for scams: fake store fronts
  • Always type in the right URL

How safe is my credit card information when I shop online?

Lots of people think that shopping online is really dangerous, but it isn't. It is just as dangerous as shopping at your favorite store or eating in your favorite restaurant.

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How can I keep my credit card number confidential?

  • Make sure you have a secure connection at the time of checkout.
  • Online stores have "https" in the URL for the checkout-secure internet connection.
  • These sites will encrypt your credit card number, making it impossible for someone to have and use your credit card number even if it is intercepted by a packet sniffer.
  • Without "https" in the URL, there is not a secure connection and it could be a false website.
  • In Internet Explorer, there is usually a padlock in the bottom right hand corner of your web browser.
  • If there isn't one, then you know this is either not legit, or something is malfunctioning on the page.
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    This years editors: Andrew A, Bray, Sarah, Mitch, and Jamie