10 Signs You're Getting Scammed While Shopping Online
Secure websites -- indicated by "https" rather than "http" at the beginning of a URL -- encrypt data such as payment information. Do not submit personal or financial data to unsecured sites. Web browsers also help shoppers notice when a site is, or isn't, secure. Look for a closed lock, often in green, in the address bar. An open lock and red background indicate the site isn't using the secure protocol to send and receive data.
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