Online Shopping Fraud

‘Online shopping’ refers to purchases made either on a computer or on a smart phone/tablet. You can shop online with or without full authentication. Using a card is a safe method of payment in online shopping as long as you exercise the same care as in other shopping.

As we enter the Christmas and Black Friday sales period, consumers and e-commerce merchants will be particularly active online.

Supported by An Garda Síochána, Europol has launched a #BuySafePaySafe campaign with golden rules of online shopping to help prevent fraud.

For more information, see here.