Recently I've been looking for stuff online and my usual website (Amazon) has let me down, so I need to find some new shopping sites but identity fraud sounds like it would suck so I need some way of checking how credibly each website is. (Any sites you would recommend?)
Usually at the bottom there is a "verified by" badge or link that tells you what companies have called it credible.
Also during checkout check to see if the site uses SSL, you'll see https:// in the bar and also there will be a verified by link.
That or you can also search google for reviews of the service.
answered Dec 08 '10 at 21:52
Check with other sources, search the BBB (Better Business Bureau). They have reliable information about the credibility of companies and charities, and if a company does do you wrong, you can file a complaint there too. If the BBB says it's safe, then you have a pretty good reason to trust it.
BBB Standards For Trust
Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace.
Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling.
Tell the Truth Honestly represent products and services, including clear and adequate disclosures of all material terms.
Openly identify the nature, location, and ownership of the business, and clearly disclose all policies, guarantees and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy.
Abide by all written agreements and verbal representations.
Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally, and in good faith.
Protect any data collected against mishandling and fraud, collect personal information only as needed, and respect the preferences of consumers regarding the use of their information.
Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions and commitments with integrity.
answered Dec 11 '10 at 15:46