How to make safe top ups on the Internet

How trustful is the Internet nowadays when it comes to transactions? Why is it worth asking? Because on every step, we hear about scams and frauds as if they were fish and chips. When it comes to safe top ups from one country to another, for example, has a whole list of options to protect our transactions. Same list applies to other goods you get from the Internet, even if it’s not about a safe top up, but instead a laptop or some clothes.

#1 Keep Your personal data secure

When it comes to online shopping, the credit card or PayPal are the keys. It’s a major safety measure to keep all your bank account data for yourself. Don’t trust strangers on the phone or any website interface asking for the details of your card. Identity theft is very well organized and aggressive online.

Also, you can have a look at the Privacy Policy of a website where you want to shop. Especially the Third Parties section. Any information on how they manage your Personal Data is important. Ideally, they should not disclose your easily-identifiable attributes to third parties, but they can; the information may be innocently out of their system, or not.  Accept our skepticism at this level!

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Did you know there are identity thieves online? Well yes! Spot Phishing, as it is called! It’s a technique used to get your sensitive information from the Internet, by pretending to be a website you trust.

Also, don’t save your card on any website, whose security rating you’re not sure about. Deal?

#2 Choose a Smart Password

Then there is the password. Many safety masters of today prefer a passphrase or a construction instead of a simple and unique word. A way to do that is pick a root word and keep it for yourself. Add different numbers or words for each account, whether something relevant or and order number. Something easy to remember, or else, easy to reproduce when you know the drill, the formula. Like a meaningless sentence that you will remember… It’s about Password management; that is worth considering, if you imagine this scenario. Someone who breaks your account when you have a unique password for all your accounts, can break the others too. Don’t keep all your accounts locked with the same passcode.

#3 Choose a safe service with a Trusted Website

Not all websites are secure, despite their trustworthy design or marketing. The good news is that you can spot a serious service by its website. has labels down the homepage that work as validations: BBB is about customer satisfaction, including security and transparent marketing and transactions. Or such labels in the footer of a website as “Verified & Secured” on, which means its safety procedures have been validated by competent entities.

But there are more…

  1. Look for the padlock symbol of the website in the URL field or bottom of the browser. It means that the service uses a data transfer security protocol that encrypts data (SSL)
  2. Any https:// type URL means a security system in force.

If they call you before approving your order, that’s a sign of extra safety methods to keep you safe, so don’t be scared or rude. Ask for details if you feel the need to. It’s your right.

#4 Get yourself a security code to overlock your account

Many strong security services require a security code after introducing the bank card number during an online purchase. Some call it 3D secure, some “security code.” This is enabled by the bank, whether by default or when you file a request.

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#5 Check your bank report

Ideally, each time you are charged on your card you should get a notification. If that’s not possible for you, or it is too much of a hassle, try having a look over your bank report from times to times. If you notice something unfamiliar, report that. Oh, look for particularly higher amounts! If you are an American user, you can get one automatically from the