On-line shopping tips
Shopping on-line can offer greater convenience, greater selection and, in some cases, better prices. Just like shopping in a store, or over the phone, there are some basic rules that we suggest you follow when you shop on-line to ensure the best possible shopping experience.
Use a secure web browser
Look for an "s" after the "http" in the web page address or URL.
Keep your password secret
Some on-line stores require you to register a user name and password before buying an item. Just as you keep your cash machine code private, always keep your passwords secret from other people.
Use the Internet to compare retailers
Compare products and prices before you buy — click around to find your item at the best price.
Protect your card details
Only give your Visa card details when making purchases — do not provide them for any other reason.
Check delivery and return policies
Before completing an on-line transaction, read the store’s delivery and return policies. Find out if you can return items and who bears the cost.
Keep a record of your transactions
Keep a record of your transactions — just in case you need to return an item or have a question about your purchase.
Look out for Verified by Visa
Verified by Visa is a new service that allows you to use a personal password to protect your Visa card when you shop on-line, giving you greater reassurance and security. Find out more.