Online things aren’t always what they seem.
So keep an eye for this man with the suit, glasses and bad haircut.
He’s got a few tips for Christmas shopping online.
One key thing to remember is that consumer rights are the same online as they are in a bricks and mortar store.
This includes the right to repairs, replacements or refunds.
But if you’re dealing with a web store in another country, trying to enforce your rights will be more than difficult.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, normally a serious institution, has produced an off-the-wall video clip to explain what to watch out for online.
Here’s one tip:
Keep your personal details private and secure. Only pay via secure payment methods such as a credit card or similar secure method. When you go to make a purchase, does the web address start with ‘https’ and can you see a closed padlock symbol? If the only way to pay for something is via a money order or wire transfer, think twice as there is chance that you are being scammed.
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