With the convenience and value offered through popular websites, many consumers are turning to the Internet to purchase goods and services. While completing transactions has never been easier for consumers, hackers are continuing to find ways to exploit security holes and obtain sensitive personal information, including credit card numbers, passwords, and bank account information. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and even the largest firms continue to face challenges in safeguarding customer information.
While the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of personal information may be impossible to eliminate, here are a few simple steps you can take to better protect your credit card information:
Above all, if you have any reason to believe that a website requesting personal information is not authentic, or is in some way untrustworthy, discontinue the transaction and explore alternative ways to obtain the product or service. In some instances, at least, your best bet may be to use cold, hard cash.
Feel free to contact Wright Beamer today if you need legal assistance.