I did not take any IT related courses so as an end-user representing the rest of the world (hehe)
I'm paranoid about this: fact that I only requested online transactions and not personal / by papers, I have nothing to prove and therefore the company that I am transacting with can cheat me. say I buy a Tablet for $500 and I provide the information necessary: How can I be sure that the company will only take $500 from my bank account and not 600 or so? DONT TELL ME ITS A MATTER OF TRUST
i'm soon to open a bank account and am currently deciding whether I should open another for internet transactions
i;m asking here cause i'm pretty sure most of you has this kind of account since you are professionals of this field,. but me I'm from a different world - medicine, it is. so there hope you can help.
asked Sep 16 '11 at 07:34
I have never had a problem buying something online but I have received defective products. I only go through companies I know and trust and they always have an excellent return policy for defective items. Whenever you are going to buy an item from an online store, look at the URL at the top. If it says https:// then you know that the site is secured and your transaction should not be viewable by anyone but you and the company. And assuming it's a reputable company, the transaction will complete and you will receive your product within a reasonable amount of time.
answered Sep 16 '11 at 09:46
After over a decade of buying just about anything online I have never had this happen, I know a company cannot just take more money than they are suppose to as you can do something about it, others that post here will have details on the matter. Personally I use a credit card online yet only use funds that exist, it is because if something goes wrong I can review the charges before I pay my bill at the end of the month as well as keep my back account away from online shops for the most part.
answered Sep 16 '11 at 07:47