More and more consumers are now opting for greater convenience by shopping online. With 45% of digitally connected consumers in South Africa claiming to have bought products online in 2017, information security fears remain one of the major concerns and barriers for potential online shoppers*.
“Online shopping has changed the consumer market exponentially by providing shoppers with access to more goods, greater choice and convenience. However, there is always a risk of cyber-crime and information safety when transacting online. Information security fears are well-founded and could potentially ruin any online shopping experience. Being alert to potential scams is vital in protecting yourself whilst enjoying your online shopping experience,” says Cowyk Fox, Managing Executive of Everyday Banking at Absa.
As online purchases surge during seasonal promotions like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Fox shares safety tips to protect yourself and minimise the risk of falling prey to cyber-crime and scams.
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018