• August 31, 2020

How to buy safely online

Over the past months, you’ve probably seen more ads from local companies popping up on your Facebook feed allowing you to buy products online and have them delivered right at your doorstep.

Here are 3 tips to help you keep safe you safe while shopping online:

1. Lookout for “HTTPS” (trust us, it’s easy)

Don’t worry, this is nothing technical.

One of the easiest ways to make sure the website you’re browsing is secure is to check that the URL starts with HTTPS. The “S” guarantees that the URL is encrypted, which means that your sensitive information is made secure.

To better illustrate what we mean, while you are on a website, look in your browser’s address bar to check the URL for the HTTPS like for example https://www.quantuminsurance.com. Make it a habit to do the same check each time you are entering your details on a website.

2. Make sure there’s a Privacy Policy

Trustworthy websites take privacy very seriously.

Always make sure that websites follow the privacy laws of their respective country. You can do that by checking the Privacy Policy section of a website, which should clearly explain how they will protect the sensitive data you share with them. You’ll usually find this information in the footer of a website (the area located at the bottom of every page of a website). Click here for an example.

3. Make sure you can pay safely

Make sure to look out for a safe payment method at your disposal. Lookout for payment facilities such as Internet Banking methods and/or payment gateway facilities supported by trustworthy and regulated banks.

Getting insured online

We’ve been allowing our customers to buy their insurance policies online since day one of our operations.

Guaranteed to be 100% safe and easy to use, you can get insured with us online any time you like, 24/7 and with complete peace of mind that your information is secure, including your credit card info. Our secure payment gateway (Cybersource® a VISA Solution) uses the latest high-end technology to protect you.

Remember, buying a policy through us is 100% secure so you can go ahead with our online policies with your eyes closed. That being said, if you would like to talk to us about an insurance policy, then feel free to contact us here or call us on 659 0659.