Reader's Digest Asia Pacific
When is it safe
TO GIVE OUT YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS?
● Is it a genuine website? Do you trust this seller? Look very closely at the url, check for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and discrepancies in the company’s name or logo. ● Check that the website has an ‘https’
and not an ‘http’ in the address and a closed padlock symbol in the bar above. This signals a secure payment mechanism. ● If possible, use an escrow service, such as PayPal. This means the money is held until you receive your goods.
● It is usually safe to give your CVV number (the three-digit number on the back of the card) online – this is for security purposes. But never give anyone your CVV number when you are paying by credit card in person.