FORUM Credit Union's website works best with JavaScript enabled

Tips For Smart Consumers

Shopping is fun, but it's important to understand some tips to help you be a wise consumer! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers the following tips to help you shop wisely and safely.

  • Know who you are dealing with.
  • Protect your privacy.
  • While online order only on a secure server.
  • Guard your online passwords.
  • Check the refund and return policy.
  • Read the fine print.
  • Check delivery dates.
  • Review warranties.
  • Compare prices.
  • Check shipping and handling fees.
  • Order early to allow plenty of time for shipment and delivery.
  • Track your purchases.
  • Keep receipts and web site printouts.

Also check out FORUM's resource section for tips on avoiding online fraud. Be a smart consumer and be aware.

Do you most of your shopping online or in stores and why?

Don't forget to include your Aware Teens Username when you respond so you can be entered to win the monthly rewards points for commenting on the blog!

Posted: 10/29/2011 with 0 comments

Categories: Security, Spending

Blog post currently doesn't have any comments.
 Security code