If you leave your card details online, you leave your money too!

Surely I’m not the only kid who enjoys online shopping? But how do you know who to trust?

When spending money online it can be difficult to know what websites are legit and which ones are not, mainly because whenever you see an advert on the web with a cool product, like a bag that charges your phone or a USB pen, it could be a scam.

Whenever you go on a website that isn’t very well known, it could cause problems, such as charge a ridiculous amount for shipping without notifying you, or even worse, save your card details to use on multiple transactions without your permission (fraud).

As if that wasn’t bad enough, sometimes they don’t offer the best price for the products or even generate ads that pop-up on your screen that are “tailored to you” based on your browsing history.

It doesn’t take a very skilled eye to sniff out a dodgy website.

All you need to know is what to look for, here are a few:

·       Spelling mistakes,

·       Grammatical errors (e.g. sentences that don’t make sense)

·       Slang and abbreviations (e.g. instead of the word ‘your’ they say ‘ur’).

My advice is to check on trusted, well-known sites.

To check, copy the name of the product into the website’s search engine. If it comes up, add it to your basket and buy it, but don’t forget to clear your card details.

Personally, even when the website is genuine, I still do not save my card details online, and I definitely do not tick the ‘save my card details’ either, to avoid any future online issues.

So, what has this got to do with nimbl…? Everything! If you plan on using your nimbl card to purchase your online shopping items, just remember to shop safely.

After all, if you leave your card details online, you leave your money too!

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