Hoverkicks Explains How to Avoid Cyber Monday Hacks
Cyber Monday shopping is the most wonderful time of the year for shoppers and unfortunately, for cyber attackers. According to EnigmaSoftware.com (an anti-malware and spyware company) cyber hacking increases over 40% on Cyber Monday. As an online retailer, we are aware of how vulnerable shoppers become during Cyber Monday. It’s easy to get swayed by extremely low prices that sometimes appear too good to be true. So, what should you look for?
We’ve put together a few tips that could help you avoid some cyber hacks, and shed some light on the steps we take to protect our valued customers from these situations. The cyber hackers will advertise an unbelievable deal through spam emails, social media, or even with a fake website to lure their prey in. Remember, if the deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Cyber Monday shopping shouldn’t be eliminated because of fear of becoming a victim to cyber hacking. If you know how to prevent it, then you can enjoy shopping online on Cyber Monday, and you won’t have to shop in fear.
Hoverkicks Cyber Monday Tips
If you’re buying gifts for a loved one this year and are wary about shopping online, we’ve got some great tips to help you stay secure when doing your online shopping.
Be Cautious with Opening Emails:
As an ecommerce retailer, we use email to stay in touch with our customers. Whether we are announcing the release of our Hoverboots, or just revealing our Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals, emails are the preferred method of contact for many. Unfortunately, cyber hackers know this. They also know how liable people are to click on links for sales during black Friday and Cyber Monday. Be careful with opening emails from unrecognized addresses. You should never click on any URL’s that you receive in your email if you don’t recognize the source. Even if the email looks professional, you should never click on any URL’s. If it looks too good to be true, chances are it is.
Use Your Credit Card for Safer Shopping:
Using a credit card for all your online shopping is one of the more secure payment options available to shoppers. If you use a credit card for your Cyber Monday shopping, then chances are your credit card company can cancel the card and ensure you won’t be liable for any further fraudulent charges. Conversely, if you use your debit card and that account is hacked, then your bank will put a freeze on the account which can create more problems for you. These forms of payment allow you to have a record of your transactions. We accept all major credit card, in addition to PayPal.
Shopping Secure with Hoverkicks:
Only make purchases from websites with SSL certificates. The SSL certificates is a small lock icon that is located on the right side of the window address. This will let you know that the website is secure and safe. Shopping with Hoverkicks you can rest assured that your information is safe with us. As a part of Shopify, our checkout procedure ensures that your information is kept safe and secure. You can buy Hoverkicks for the entire family without worrying about the safety of your personal information. If you are unsure if a site has an SSL certificate, you can use this site to check https://www.sslshopper.com.
Cyber Monday is sure to be a great day to cross a lot of items off your Christmas list for loved ones. Just take the necessary steps to stay secure when doing your online shopping this year, and don’t forget to grab a brand-new pair of Hoverkicks for the entire family this holiday season.