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Online shoppers advised to use credit cards

Online shoppers advised to use credit cards

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 10/12/2008
First Published: 10/12/2008

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Internet shoppers have been advised to pay for goods purchased online using a credit card.

Danny Harrison, identity theft manager for CPP, has warned shoppers that they could be a victim of online fraud this Christmas and that using a credit card is one way of protecting themselves from losing a lot of money.

"Always use a credit card," Mr Harrison said, adding that if a debt is racked up by a fraudster then card holders can speak to their provider about the problem.

However, if criminals get hold of debit card details they could cause problems by emptying the account the day that bills and mortgage payments are due to be debited, he warned.

Mr Harrison added that wherever possible, customers should only purchase items from a website that displays the padlock logo and has been verified by MasterCard or Visa.

Egg recently revealed that over 50 per cent of internet shoppers are expected to pay for goods using their credit card this year in order to protect the purchase.

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