To avoid the practice of unsafe online shopping, please pay attention to the information below:
- Conduct research. When using a new website for purchases, read reviews and see if other consumers have had a positive or negative experience with the site.
- Use familiar web sites. Start at trusted site rather than shopping with a search engine.
- Double check pricing. Be suspicious of prices that are too good to be true. Also consider carefully whether you may be paying too much for an item, particularly if you're bidding through an auction site. You may want to compare prices between shops, online or offline, before you buy.
- Security site. Before entering any personal or credit card info onto a shopping site look to see if the web address on the page begins with "https:", not of "http." The 's' tells you the information is being encrypted to protect your information.
References to Registered Online Shopping in Indonesia
According to Decree of Minister of Communication and Information, Republic of Indonesia No. 36/2014, the Indonesian Law has governed that the Electronic System Provider is subject to registration. The list of registered providers can be downloaded with the following link https://pste.kominfo.go.id/index.php?page=1.
(Sources: Ministry of Communication and Information, Republic of Indonesia; staysafeonline.org; foxnews.com; webroot.com; safeshopping.org.)