13 Tips to Avoid Online Scams this Festive Season

Before you get on a shopping spree with so many offers running rampant on the Internet, here are 13 tips to avoid online scams this festive season.

13 Tips to Avoid Online Scams this Festive Season

Tip#1.
Never click on pop-up advertisements, even if they look genuine.

Tip#2.
Don’t respond to unwanted or unexpected promotional emails, even if the sender looks familiar.

Tip#3.
Shop from well-known online websites. Ensure that their payment page’s URL begins with ‘https’ and has a lock symbol.

Tip#4.
Always go for cash-on-delivery payment mode if you are shopping from a less familiar website.

Tip#5.
Don’t go for offers that sound too good to be true. Presenting such fake offers to users is one of the oldest online scams that cyber criminals use.

Tip#6.
Avoid clicking on social media posts that promise gifts in return for a completed survey.

Tip#7.
Do not shop online when you are connected to a public/free, unsecured Wi-Fi network.

Tip#8.
Read reviews of products before you purchase them from a website.

Tip#9.
Be careful of social media posts that ask for donation for charity.

Tip#10.
Be it any offer, do some research on it and ensure that it is for real.

Tip#11.
Do not give away your personal information over email or phone, no matter how urgent the matter sounds.

Tip#12.
Never visit a shopping or banking website by clicking on links received via emails.

Tip#13.
Have a reliable Internet Security program for your PC that can automatically block phishing and infected websites, and stop malicious emails.

Quick Heal protects you from online scams mainly with its Anti-Phishing features:

Safe Banking
Allows you to shop and bank in a virtual environment, away from the reach of hackers and malware. This feature takes all necessary measures to ensure that your personal and financial details are hack-proof.

Web Security
Automatically blocks websites that are designed to steal your personal and banking information.

Email Security
Blocks spam and phishing emails that try to trick you into visiting bogus websites or fill up fake forms.

Online scammers are always on the lookout for you to falter and fall right into their traps. But, following some simple safety measures such as the ones described above, should be good enough to keep you in a safe spot and help you enjoy the festive season with all its glee and glory.

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P. C. Kamath
P. C. Kamath
5 years ago

Thanks for the tips. Such tips now and then would definitely cautions one to tread a careful process whenever online purchases are made and especially when you tend to become lenient with the processes after repeat purchases.

Debasish
Debasish
5 years ago

I read 13 notification, and I feel free after read that.

rishi
rishi
5 years ago

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vinay purohit
vinay purohit
5 years ago

thanks for such useful information to protect ourself specially while online shopping.Thanks again.

bedaant srivastavv
bedaant srivastavv
5 years ago

Thanks for the tips. Such tips now and then would definitely cautions one to tread a careful process whenever online purchases are made and especially when you tend to become lenient with the processes after repeat purchases.

RAM PRASAD
RAM PRASAD
5 years ago

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Ajay kumar
Ajay kumar
5 years ago
Reply to  RAM PRASAD

.quickheal internet security is the best softwere for this reason

AJIT SINGH
AJIT SINGH
5 years ago

Nice information /tip on web security. Feeling more cautious after going through 13 tips.

CK Dhanabalan
CK Dhanabalan
5 years ago

thank you for the information

pankaj
pankaj
5 years ago
Reply to  CK Dhanabalan

thank you are inform

Dinesh Chandra
Dinesh Chandra
5 years ago

I read and good knowage

Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh
5 years ago

Thanks for most important tips.

Prasanta Kumar Sahu
Prasanta Kumar Sahu
5 years ago

Go-through your 13 tips. Excellent points to keep in mind always.

c v shukla
c v shukla
5 years ago

thnx for the tips !!!

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Baljinder Kaur
5 years ago

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dharmesh bhathela
dharmesh bhathela
5 years ago

thanQ so much

pankaj
pankaj
5 years ago

thank you are inform

Parag Dharmadhikari
Parag Dharmadhikari
5 years ago

Thanks. Very useful information for online safety.

Manohar Gajpalla
Manohar Gajpalla
5 years ago

Very useful tips. A good reminder.

dj bharat
dj bharat
5 years ago

a good

Naresh Kumar
Naresh Kumar
5 years ago

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HARSH
HARSH
5 years ago

Thx This is very useful information to all

Sreenath
Sreenath
5 years ago

Nice tips with true content

Sambit Dhar.
Sambit Dhar.
5 years ago

Good tips .thanx.

rajan samarth
rajan samarth
5 years ago

very very useful tips for on line purchase .

dhangar
dhangar
5 years ago

very good

DINKAR VISHWANATH SARAF
DINKAR VISHWANATH SARAF
5 years ago

IT IS A VERY GOOD GUIDANCE TO THOSE WHO ARE TEMPTED TO TRY THEIR LUCK LIKE A LOTTERY.

firoj
firoj
5 years ago

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SOUMEN KHANRA
5 years ago

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Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar
5 years ago

Thanks. Very useful information for online safty.

Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar
5 years ago

Thanks. Very useful information for online shoping

ramnarayan
ramnarayan
5 years ago

it is such great idea for avid problems for internet

UDAYAKUMAR S
UDAYAKUMAR S
5 years ago

Thank you so much. This is usful for anybody who is fell in trap with online busuness and transaction

Reyhan Datta
Reyhan Datta
5 years ago

Thanks for the tips. I do shop online but only from those websites whom I know and have been dealing with for a very long time !

Ajay kumar
Ajay kumar
5 years ago

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adarsh Vashista
adarsh Vashista
5 years ago

thanks a lot for the tips . this way you have done a great service to society as a whole . keep it up.

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5 years ago

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Niranjan Phatak
Niranjan Phatak
5 years ago

Thanks for tips. When friends talk about on line purchase and that they are very cheaper one is tempted. I am a senior citizen and have never made any purchases on line though tempted. However now I will not go for such purchases after getting your tips

Niranjan Phatak
Niranjan Phatak
5 years ago

Thanks for tips. When friends talk of online purchase and that how cheaper are the offers sometimes I am tempted but have never gone for such purchase.

Bijay Purohit
Bijay Purohit
5 years ago

Thanks for the Tips.

Bijay Purohit
Bijay Purohit
5 years ago
Reply to  Bijay Purohit

MANY THANKS

Rasik Dagli
Rasik Dagli
5 years ago

Very useful tips. All must follow these tips to avoid online scams.

Ranjan Vai
Ranjan Vai
5 years ago

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krishna
krishna
5 years ago

IT IS A VERY GOOD GUIDANCE TO THOSE WHO ARE TEMPTED TO TRY THEIR LUCK LIKE A LOTTERY.
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gautam sharma
gautam sharma
5 years ago

such a good tips..well done
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Dinesh Parmar
Dinesh Parmar
5 years ago

Thanks for tips.

Ruchi Khare
Ruchi Khare
5 years ago

Thanks for information!

atmdeep
atmdeep
5 years ago

thanks for ur support

sukhendu bhunia
sukhendu bhunia
5 years ago

thanks for such useful information to protect ourself specially while online shopping.Thanks again.

vimal
vimal
5 years ago

Viree niece

prasant
prasant
5 years ago

thanks for suggestion

Sandee Mur
Sandee Mur
5 years ago

Very useful tips

Mohammad Arif
Mohammad Arif
5 years ago

Thank you so much Quick Heal. Now i aware such kind of fraud emails or updates.

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