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Farewell to Online Shopping Fraud
 

Key words: China, online, shopping, beforehand investigation, reputation, due diligence

The Internet is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers shopping that can be just as safe as stores or mail orders. But unless consumers learn to identify online fraud indicators, those who buy online can open themselves up to the same scams that are common with offline shopping. It's estimated that over RMB500 billion will be conducted over the Internet in China in 2010. Chances are good that you’ll be one of those people making a purchase online soon.

There are several points to prevent frauds online.

1. If you're interested in trying a new online merchant who you’re not familiar with, ask the company for its physical location (address and phone number) so that you can check on its reliability with outside organizations. Conduct a beforehand investigation including the company's due diligence, reputation, etc.
2. Determine the company's refund and return policies before you place an order. If online companies can’t offer concrete commitments on how they will handle any potential problems you may have with their products or services, reconsider doing business with them.
3. Protect Your Passwords. Never give out your Internet password. When creating a password, avoid using established numbers, such as your house number, birth date, or your telephone. If the site asks you to create an account with a password, never use the same password you use for other accounts or sites.
4. Be sure you have a thorough understanding of everything involved before making an order. Be clear on the price and any shipping and handling charges. Know the terms of any product or service guarantees. Find out how long it will be before you receive your order.
5. Guard Your Personal Information. Only provide your credit card information online in a secure environment. Be sure website’s web address is secure.
6. Keep a Paper Trail. Print out the "address" of the company site you are on—it’s Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The URL ensures that you are dealing with the right company. It's also a good idea to print out a copy of your order and confirmation number for your records.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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