Buying online? Always check that the connection is secure.

E- Commerce continues to grow, and everything seems to be the main means of buying in the medium term. And although the purchase of products through the Internet has improved and much over the years, being much more secure and simple than as it was the last decade, it is still necessary to consider a series of keys to buy from Safe way on the Internet. Because even if it does not seem like it, the problem is not to buy on the Internet, but how and where we do it. For that reason we are going to weave one by one these keys so as not to take us upset that no one is exempt, even the most experienced users of the network.


This is an essential factor when making purchases on the Internet that the page on which we are buying is safe. And that we can check from the browser itself. Since to meet the requirements of a secure connection, we can see in the left part of the search bar a padlock and usually the message “It is safe”. It works like a semaphore, and we can see the different messages about security in a color-coded, where green is the safest connection and obviously the least red. Even so, this does not protect us completely, because we can buy a seller without a reputation in a safe place.

One of the great dangers of the Internet is that we do not know for sure who we deal with when we are buying from a particular vendor. We can find a product at a very good price, extremely low, but not know anything about that seller. It is not the same to buy in Amazon or Ali express, where there are certain guarantees of purchase, guarantee and return of product, that in a web where everything seems caught with pliers. A good way to try to know something more about the seller is to try to contact him previously or check the direction of his business.

From my own experience I can assure you that I have found with Chinese stores that offered products of first brands at very low price and that according to their contact data were domiciled in the suburbs of an average American city. Common sense in these cases is very important, and if we do not see logic or guarantees in the products and guarantees offered, better to look elsewhere.


Another alternative is seek comments from other users about that store, you will see how in some cases they are revealing, anticipating the problems that we could suffer from buying from it. In these cases it is not useful to check legal texts or shipping or return policies, because they are usually all wet paper, hence it is essential to detect anomalies in the data and nature of the seller.

Pay securely and with guarantees

This is a fundamental element of Internet shopping, payment. No doubt our main concern when paying on the Internet is the security of transactions, and here we must also have many precautions. Using secure payment platforms is a guarantee that in case of fraud, our money will be safe. There are services like PayPal, which not only give us confidence when it comes to choosing to pay in a particular store, but offers real security in our payments.

Here you can consult an interesting guide on how to use PayPal, create an account, problems and solutions. These services can refund our money in case of a fraudulent sale, either in a shop or in a private transaction. There are Chinese stores that have payment gateways from that country in which we have no way to check their legal status or contact in case of fraud, and using payment methods such as PayPal is always a guarantee of security.

Do not rely on appearances; nobody gives “hard to four pesetas”

This old expression serves perfectly for one of the biggest dangers that lurk in the net when buying. Precisely many dark-colored stores offer a design that is similar to that of a well-known brand, but offer us those same products at a much lower price. In these cases we can find two situations, fake products and coarse copies, or directly sellers who never send us the products we have bought. Of the latter sadly there are many cases of Asian shops.

What do I do if the product does not arrive and have been able to defraud me?

It is best to go to the authorities , such as the Police or Civil Guard and report the situation. Usually credit card insurances do their work and reimburse us the amount of the failed purchase.


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