Online Shopping Guideline for Filipinos

, (PressExposure) May 08, 2009 -- Ever tried online shopping philippines []? Because of the growing success on online businesses, many establishments in the Philippines have started to offer services through the internet. This businesses may be classified as gift shops, clothing shops, jewelery shops, and services such as web design and development services, loan, and delivery services from prominent names.

Guides to Online Safety

Filipinos are one of the many nationalities across the world that are starting to embrace the many benefits that online shopping philippines [] could provide, especially for OFWs. Because of this, many Filipinos have been a victim of online fraud, scams, viruses, and identity theft. So here are some of the guidelines that you should know before shopping online:

* Sticking with known stores, or attempting to find independent consumer reviews of their experiences; also ensuring that there is comprehensive contact information on the website before using the service, and noting if the retailer has enrolled in industry oversight programs such as trust mark or trust seal. One example is, an online gift shop based in the Philippines. With the name "Ayala", is in close affiliation with one of the Philippines largest corporation, Ayala Corporation.

* Ensuring that the retailer has an acceptable privacy policy posted. For example note if the retailer does not explicitly state that it will not share private information with others without consent.

* Ensuring that the vendor address is protected with SSL when entering credit card information. If it does the address on the credit card information entry screen will start with "HTTPS".

* Using strong passwords, without personal information. Another option is a "pass phrase" such as "BuY4GuD!!!". This way, hackers would have a harder time cracking your code because of using alphanumeric (alphabet and numerical characters), along with the use of upper and lower case effectively.

Final Words...

Although the benefits of online shopping are considerable, when the process goes poorly it can create a thorny situation. A few problems that shoppers potentially face include identity theft, faulty products, and the accumulation of spy ware. Most large online corporations are inventing new ways to make fraud more difficult, however, the criminals are constantly responding to these developments with new ways to manipulate the system. Even though these efforts are making it easier to protect yourself online, it is a constant fight to maintain the lead. It is advisable to be aware of the most current technology and scams out there to fully protect yourself and your finances.

So before going on and do an online shopping philippines [], learn what you need. Visit sites that would provide services on how to protect yourself from online fraud, scams, viruses, and identity theft.

About myayala

Deirdre Gonzales is a business entrepreneur from Cebu City Philippines. She's now based in Florida and writes in her spare time for various websites including

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Press Release Submitted On: May 08, 2009 at 3:01 am
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