Since the commencement of online shopping and eCommerce in the year 1995, it has seen major growth and development due to the exponential growth of the capabilities of the Internet, mobile phones, and other technologies. It has now become the biggest trend in the shopping industry that it has sprung forth countless innovations to cater and suit to the needs of all kinds of shoppers – from the casual browsers, impulsive buyers, “shopaholics”, time-consumed buyers, or even those who just want to avoid having to deal with throes of people in a mall or physically bother with the whole activity.
There are all kinds of reasons why people love to shop online – from the convenience, to assurance, to even access to products that they normally wouldn’t be able to access (say, a product only available overseas). There are also more competitive prices, and all the information you need is available within the palm of your hand.
However, online shopping is not without its own perils. Phishing attacks – which is when thieves attempt to swindle you out of your log in credentials or acquire your credit card information by pretending to be a legitimate website or online bank – has always been a lurking but constant danger in the online shopping stream.
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