Is is safe to use credit card in the internet ?

@ajithlal (14564)
India
February 21, 2007 9:53am CST
I am little concerned about using credit card in the net. I am afraid someone might misuse my credit card if I use it in the net. Is it safe to use credit cards in the internet? Have you used credit cards in the net? Is it safe to give numbers of the credit card to the websites in the net? If we purchase something through net, will the people able to misuse the creditcard?
14 responses
@deepak007 (514)
• India
21 Feb 07
i am also afraid to use them, ithink secured sites are ok before you use the credit card check if its a fraud site or certified secured site
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
19 Sep 12
I think it is okay to use sites that are familiar to us.
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
5 Feb 13
I do want to make some shopping in internet with credit care, but not sure about the safety.
• India
19 Apr 13
well, I do not have my own credit card so have no idea about it. I had once but missed cause of careless hubby.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
20 Apr 13
I think it is good not to have credit card and most times we might get huge bills if we do not use it wisely.
• India
19 Nov 12
My advice is better use paypal or something like that thats the safest way in internet.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
18 Apr 13
I think it is good idea to use paypal.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
24 Sep 12
It is quite safe to use credit card in the internet provided you use your personal computer which is protected by a reputed anti-virus device which must be a paid one and not free of cost.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
15 Apr 13
I also think that it is good to go for site that are well known.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
17 Sep 12
I think no safe use the credit card on net because now I watch the news a person hacked the credit card number. I not watch properly but my husband told me this is not good.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
22 Nov 12
I also think that credit card is not safe to use internet in some sites.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
8 Mar 07
There is a safe server system of something on some pages and they say its very safe. But i am not sure whether it is true. Hackers can do anything on internet. So better we be careful, dont you think? Dont ever give the card number to others.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
I think like in every thing internet you have to be careful. There are safe sites on the internet and those are the ones you want to use. Look for signs like the Verisign logo, on bbb online etc. Good luck.
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
23 Oct 12
I also think that we need to be careful with internet.
@shooie (4989)
• United States
24 Feb 07
My husband and I use ours on the internet all the time. I haven't had any problems yet but he has had a couple. He had to cancel his card twice and get a new one. But that has been awhile he is more careful now. Just never know now days.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
13 Oct 12
I think it is not 100% safe to use credit card in the internet because there are some fakes in the site also.
@hijas007 (1387)
• India
21 Feb 07
you dont give your credit card to any nay site.it is not secure.even credit card number given to a secured site ;like paypal is not safe.paypal asking cc number to verify you.you can withdraw money even without verified.so dont give cc number!paypal is little safer than other!
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
19 Sep 12
I also think it is not secure to use credit card on sites.
• India
21 Feb 07
I think, Credit card is not safe on Internet. Because if any body will catch your credit card number than he may tookout your money very easilly ,So that when transaction with any company ,before credit card pay you try to get information about that company.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
23 Sep 12
I also think credit card may not be safe on the internet.
21 Feb 07
Most of the main credit cards are ok on secure payment sites. Paypal is a good way to buy on line too, it is as safe as any. The majority of the on line sites have secured credit card access so you should be fine.
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
15 Sep 12
I think paypal is one of the best way to buy things in money and can be used as normal account in the internet.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 13
It will depends on sites which you transact with. If they're trusted enough, such as Amazon, or maybe payment via Paypal, you should be able to pay with ease feeling. Also if a certain site use a certified SSL and has a good reputation, you should be able to purchase something with ease feeling too You may also want to consider that there's no virus/malware installed on your computer. Credit card theft may happens, but with several necessary precaution, you can avoid it very well.
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@Asylum (47278)
• Manchester, England
22 Oct 12
There is no cause for concern providing that you approach the matter with caution. Only provide this information over a secure connection to a secure site. This means do not transmit it over a public wifi and ensure that the website is a secure one which should begin https and display a small lock on the browser toolbar. It is also good practice to use reputable dealers for credit card transactions and not just any new website that has just appeared. I use my credit card to purchase groceries from a major store and book holidays, and I have never had any problems. It often surprises me that many people will happily walk into a shop and hand their card to a stranger, who may be a new starter or part time assistant, but are horrified at the though of supplying the data online. A good rule is "If in doubt - DO NOT", but this applies to shops offline as well as online.
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@putete13 (15)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
on other sites, it is safe to use credit card including some other sites like adult cam sites,or live chat sites.. i think it depends on the ADMINS. because other admins are stealing from the credit cards recorded on the sites.
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