Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Accepting Credit Card Online

If you have a business on the Internet, you have to be able to accept credit cards online. If you have a very small site, this can be a problem, because many people are leery of using credit cards on sites that are not secure. When you accept credit cards online, you have to make sure your site is secure, and that potential customers feel safe when considering a purchase through your site.

You may notice some sites you visit have Verisign, which indicates that they have a secure system to accept credit cards online.

If you are shopping online, there is something you should remember. Most sites accept credit cards online, but some are not as safe as others. All web addresses start with http://. The ‘s’ means that the site you are on is secure.

Be careful when looking for sites that accept credit cards online, because there are many decoy sites out there that are made just to swipe your credit card number. The moment you enter your information, criminals have access to your accounts.

To avoid problems with phishing sites, and sites that you are unsure of, make sure you type the Internet address in yourself. If you really aren’t sure, look on the site for a phone number.