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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.

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Posted: 10/29/2011 with 0 comments

Categories: Security, Spending



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