More and more people are opting to do their shopping online and preferably through the smartphones. The holiday seasons, especially makes it hard shopping on the streets due to huge traffic and queue. Doing shopping through the phone is convenient, faster and safe. Online shoppers also have the chance to get discounts and coupons while buying online through the phone applications. Security, time and savings are major concerns when it comes to shopping using mobile applications.
Here are tips for online shopping on mobile:
Mobile Antivirus Protection
Users need to fix the mobiles with a security app to protect them from phishers, malware and other forms of attack. Getting online without enough protection exposes users’ passwords, usernames, personal information and other vital data on the phones. Install an antivirus; there is a lot of free, effective antivirus meant for online shopping on mobile. Ensure the credit cards, debit cards, PayPal info and other personal details are protected. Regularly update the phone applications to ensure they measure up to the most current security measures, not vulnerable to attacks.
Mobile scams are real, and it is o9ne of the top ways people loose credible information to attackers. During the holiday and shopping seasons, users get lots of promotional emails, both genuine and scams. While it may not be very easy detecting a scam email, there are precautions one can take to stay safe from scam emails. Beware of promotional emails with praises of lots of money won, Walmart gift cards and other similar duping emails. If possible do not open the emails directly on your email window, copy and paste them on the browser and try to view the domains they come from. It is always a good idea to verify emails before taking any action.
Is your Internet Secure?
It is a good idea to always be on a secure internet connection whenever transacting money, to ensure that the transaction is only taking place between your device and the shopping server. Avoid public internet connection.
Worth Trying Mobile Applications
There are several mobile shopping applications. The most common and safe mobile shopping app that one could probably give a try include eBay, PayPal, and Amazon. Before installing an application on your phone, you want to ensure they are safe, have good user ratings and have received thousands of downloads.
How Much Info do you Share on the Social Sites
If you provide a lot of your personal information online, someone could be probably watching, and they are always on the look. Avoid posting your true full names, personal information like credit cards, keep your PINs safe and only known to you, avoid giving friends information they do not need, keep your location, place of work and school to yourself. Give as little information as you can online, and make it only visible to friends you know.
Also keep sensitive information away from your phone. Do not store, the bank details, social security number and other sensitive information on the mobile phone.
Screen lock allows you to secure your mobile phone with a password. Password on your phone makes the information stored in it safe. With a screen lock password, your information is kept safe even when you lose your phone.
Use these online shopping on mobile tips to make most of your online experience.