Your Private Information
Payment System Security
Before providing your credit card number or other financial information, make sure the merchant has a secure transaction system. Most Internet browsers indicate when you are using a secure Internet link. Look for one or both of these clues:
- An icon, often a lock or key somewhere on the outer edge of your browser window; the lock should be in the locked position and the key should be unbroken.
- Whether the website address begins with https:// — the s indicates that the site is secure.
Know what information you are giving to the vendor and why
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