Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Caveat emptor...Let the buyer beware!!!!!

I am highlighting an article from The South Bend Tribune on Sunday, September 3, 2006. The article was entitled, "Let the (Web) buyer beware. What follows is a very short summary of the article:
...look for symbols on a seller's Web site that demonstrate the site is trustworthy. Examples include a lock icon on the browser's status bar or a URL for a Website that begins "https," which indicates the site is secure.

If you ever get an e-mail or pop-up message that asks for your financial information, don't reply or click on the link in the message. Legitimate companies don't ask for this information via e-mail or pop-ups....

Confirm the online seller's physical address and phone number in case they need to be in contact with the seller.
A good tool is the online Yellow Pages.

NEVER SEND CASH, use a credit card...under certain circumstances you have additional rights.


The article will remain available for free up to two weeks at the South Bend Tribune's website.

If you cannot retrieve the article, come into the library and use one of our computers. We have full access to Tribune online archives.

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