Would you like some online shopping security tips to keep your purchase secure?
The times when you had to go to the shop to buy every little thing are long gone. Now, we simply go online, find what we need, compare prices and we buy! It couldn’t have been easier than this.
In case we are not sure about a product or a website, we address our question online and we find user reviews, independent and expert testing sites. It’s so easy. Even more, it doesn’t take longer than 2 or 3 days to receive a package, even from another part of the world. You name it, they deliver it fast!
But the net is dark and full of terrors!
We have financial and data stealing malware, we have faceless online criminals from any possible part of the world and countless spam phishing campaigns.
So, how do we secure our online shopping? As Brian Krebs noticed:
"Retail is an industry that has traditionally been focused on physical security, not cyber security.
Specialists in online shopping analyzed the present tendency in the market and noticed we are dealing with a growing industry:
If we take a look at just a few online shopping stats, we definitely understand why online criminals may become interested:
• Consumers ages 25 to 34 lead the way in smartphone usage in-store, comparing prices, reading reviews, buying products, etc.
• Seventy-two percent of Millennials research and shop their options online before going to a store.
• Nearly 50 percent of Millennials say they regularly browse for items that they don’t necessarily plan on buying.
• Two-thirds of Americans 50-plus buy from e-retailers online.
• Overall, satisfaction with online shopping is high, at 83 percent.
So, how do we protect our online shopping?
Here are the security tips you can follow to secure your online shopping:
Best 17 online shopping security tips
1. Make sure you’re buying from a real website
Check for signs of certification like third-party seals of approval:
It is important to check the website, because hackers can use fake or infected domains to redirect your traffic and steal your financial information. Though the website may appear real, don’t forget to check the URL.
To avoid any unpleasant surprise, always purchase from well known websites. For example, if you look for a major retail outlet that sells like anything (Amazon, Target or Best Buy), use their online stores.
To quote Neil Rubenking:
"It’s ridiculously easy to create a phishing website, a fraud that looks just like a real shopping or banking site.
2. Access secure websites that protect your information
If you want to purchase from a website, make sure it is one that contains SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed.
To know this, the site should start with HTTPS:// and you should notice the lock symbol, which is in the address bar at the top.
To access secure websites, we recommend a useful browser extension like HTTPS Everywhere that encrypts connection to major sites and increases your information security.
3. Location is everything. Where do you purchase from?
Don’t purchase from unknown or public networks. If you still want to buy online from an unsafe network, at least follow some protection steps.
We recommend running a financial transaction from your home network, which is not that easy to access by cyber-criminals. Nevertheless, protection measures still need to be followed.
The Isles of Scilly are located less than thirty miles south west of Cornwall. Though they're an archipelago of around 150 islands and rocks, only five of the islands are inhabited. The Isles of Scilly are designated as an Area of Picture courtesy of Chris Bradley. Outstanding Natural Beauty with many areas also being Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Further, the coastal landscape has been apportioned Heritage Coast status. The Islands lie within the Gulf Stream and enjoy a mild sunny climate - warmer than the mainland - and with pure, clear air. They make a perfect holiday destination for those seeking a warm, quiet haven of beauty and tranquillity. There are white sandy beaches, sea birds, seals, porpoises and dolphins. Inland, there are quiet lanes, country walks and a profusion of flowers, for which the Islands are famous.
The Isles of Scilly tourist information centre located in Hugh Town on St. Mary's Island - are happy to supply a list of safe sandy beaches and coves, surrounding the islands. Information includes the best beaches for family fun, water sports such as windsurfing, rowing and kayaking. Visitors can enjoy sailing in hired dinghies, canoes and wayfarers. Fisherman can take a trip around the islands, catching the many species of fish to be found in the waters. Sailing courses are available, taken by experienced instructors, while it's also possible to charter a cruise with an experienced skipper to take you round the islands.
The centre also holds detailed information on diving excursions which cater for both novice and experienced divers. The seas around the islands are clear, clean and flooded with light. All the better as the waters boast one of the most impressive jewel anemone walls around Britain. If your interest is in wreck diving, you will be rewarded by both ancient and modern shipwrecks in this water.
St. Mary's is the largest island and makes a perfect holiday destination. The Scillonian ferry brings visitors from the mainland. Visitors can then continue their journey from the quay via an inter-island launch, should the goal be to explore the other islands. St. Mary's is easy to get around and walkers and cyclists will find nature trails, coastal paths, rocky headlands and woodlands. The Isles of Scilly Museum in Hugh Town is worth a visit, to learn about the history of these beautiful islands.Tresco Abbey Gardens
Tresco is the second largest in the archipelago, famous for its Abbey and the luxuriant sub-tropical gardens - where you will find plants and flowers from exotic climes around the world. Tresco offers good walking country and fine beaches.
Bryher is the smallest and wildest of the inhabited islands. Flowers grow in fields and hedgerows and birds use Bryher as a resting place on their migration. An island of contrasts, on the north western side the appropriately named Hell Bay catches the full force of the Atlantic. Conversely, in the south Rushy Bay cove is a haven of peace and tranquillity with a fine beach.
St. Agnes is the most south-westerly community in the British Isles. This is a quiet, beautiful island where fishing and flower growing are the main occupations. Visitors seeking a quiet holiday will delight in its stress free atmosphere. Paths around the coast can be explored and the flora and fauna of the island appreciated.
St. Martin's is the most easterly of the Scilly Isles and boasts fine white sandy beaches. The island has a diving school and arts and craft galleries which offer sketching, painting and paper making courses. Visitors can take a guided tour of St Martin's Vineyard and taste the local wine. Alternatively, you could visit the postal flower company at Churchtown Farm to view the packing sheds and order gifts of local flowers.
Damian Owens is a formally registered director born in November 1960. Up to this point, Damian was engaged as a high-level officer in 1 company. The initial nomination happened in Frank Owens Ltd on March 25, 2003. The business was formed on November 18, 2002, with headquarters set up in Co L'derry. The board member cooperated with Dorothy Kane (company director), Malcolm Harrison (it officer). This 55-year-old managing director is listed in 28 company filings, for example: the filing delivered on April 22, 2010 on behalf of Frank Owens Ltd in the officers - change category, the filing delivered on April 24, 2003 on behalf of Frank Owens Ltd, or the filing delivered on December 17, 2003 on behalf of Frank Owens Ltd. Damian is a person of Irish nationality.
Name: Damian Owens
Date of Birth: November 1960
Residence: Northern Ireland
Address: Co Derry BT47 3AX N Ireland
Last updated: 2016-06-23
Frank Owens Ltd
Occupation: Company Director
Appointed: March 25, 2003
Address: 50 Main Street Co L'derry United Kingdom
Incorporation date: November 18, 2002
Frank Owens Ltd
Incorporation date: 2002-11-18
Category: Private Limited Company
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Over 25 years as an executive recruiter for the Home Building Industry.
Specialties: A Retained Executive Search Firm for the Home Building Industry.
January 1985 – Present (31 years 8 months)
Executive Search firm founded in 1985 at a time when the Home Building Industry was entering a decline from it’s heydays of the late seventies and early eighties. Armed with over 10 years of relationship-building experience with senior level managers in the Home Building Industry and knowledge of the cyclical nature and market dynamics of the sector, Frank acted on advice of friends in the real estate community to start Frank Owens Ltd.
Twenty years later, Frank’s 1985 theory that industry consolidation and securitization of the mortgage portifolios would combine to be a driving force in the country’s economic growth has proven true.
On the heels of the success of his search firm comes THE FRANK REPORTS, a compilation of housing permit activity for over 110 MSAs from 1960- 2008. This one-of-a-kind document is available along with other housing related reports at www.thefrankreports.com
Gary Conway is one of the three founding partners of Vaquero and is the firm’s CEO/President. He has more than 24 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and a track record of success. Prior to co-founding Vaquero, Gary served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations at TEAK Midstream LLC, and was a key participant in the board’s analysis and decision making. His role involved all aspects of the engineering and operations of more than 300 miles of high and low pressure gathering systems, a grassroots 262-mile high pressure gathering pipeline, and a 200 MMSCFD processing facility with an additional 400 MMSCFD planned on the complex.
Prior to his tenure with TEAK, Gary served as Vice President of Treating and Construction for Petrohawk/Hawk Field Services, completing the midstream assets in the Fayetteville Shale, establishing a major footprint of midstream assets in the Haynesville Shale and the initial assets for the Eagle Ford Shale.
Prior to Petrohawk/Hawk Field Services, Gary was Director of Processing for Energy Transfer. In this role he was instrumental in guiding Energy Transfer into the Barnett Shale, leading the construction and operations of the 500 MMSCFD Godley Cryogenic Complex.
Previously, Gary was Manager of Engineering at Crosstex Energy Services in the Treating Division, where under his execution management Crosstex grew to more than 120 operating amine plants. Prior to joining Crosstex, he was employed by consulting firms as a chemical engineer working for major and independent natural gas and petrochemical companies in the United States and abroad.
Gary received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
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Singapore is my second out of the country trip early last year. This prosperous city-state is so well known because of many Filipinos working here, mostly in tourism and IT industry. This became memorable for me because of the misadventures we had during planning and the trip itself. Nonetheless, Singapore is worth visiting I'd love to come back.
• Singapore is one of the 25 countries Filipinos (with Philippine passport) can visit without a visa. The tourist visa is good for 30 days.
• Immigration officers in the Philippines are pretty strict to Filipinos going here. A lot of Filipinos visit Singapore as a tourist but they never came back instead start working there. Most often than not, they process the working permit in Singapore once they got the job. I hope you already read my Hong Kong series because I already stated the things you need to show to an immigration officer. But just to refresh, make sure you show you’re:
1. Fully filled and signed departure / embarkation card
2. Philippine passport
3. Itinerary Flight Details - make sure that you have a flight going back to the Philippines
4. Hotel/Hostel booking
5. Company ID - if you are employed it is best to show your company i.d. to ensure the officer you will come back again. Be confident. Officers might ask a lot.
6. Government ID and/or other supporting documents for self-employed and students.
• Singapore is a multicultural country comprises of Singaporeans, Indians, Malays, and a home to blue collar workers coming from Philippines, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil are four official language in Singapore. The influence of Chinese and Malay language is apparent in their informal English they called Singlish.
• Money in Singapore is in Singapore Dollars (SGD). 1 SGD = 34-35PHP as of writing.
Achieving a unique and interesting home is possible if you place some bespoke furniture in it. Bespoke furniture or custom-made furniture can have a simple or complicated design, depending on your needs. You can also save a certain amount of money and find quality pieces if you're going to be wise in buying bespoke furniture.
It's known in some parts of London that people look for the professional attention of Hamilton Marsden Custom Furniture when they need to alter their old furniture into beautiful and stylish pieces, but some people still choose to buy brand new pieces. Provided in the following are basic tips in finding the best bespoke furniture for your home.
Search for reviews
The internet is the best source of reviews on certain products and services to avoid being scammed. It would be a smart choice to gather data on a specific company first before buying any furniture. Ensure that the company is really trustworthy and provides high-quality pieces with an affordable price.
Look at online furniture stores
Eric Earl Hamilton Marsden previously provided some tips on buying online, so it's also preferable to buy bespoke furniture on furniture stores residing online. You should also visit some local stores in your area to compare prices and decide which one is the best for your budget and for your home.
Understand that consistency is essential because nothing is achieved without it. Even if it will take some more time, don't stop until you find the best furniture for your home. Make sure that you will feel happy and contended with the pieces you buy.
If you are considering your budget in buying bespoke furniture, then it is better to compare the prices of different furniture found online and in stores first to find the piece that fits perfectly into your budget where you can save up to 50 percent.
Follow those simple tips mentioned above and you're close to finding the best bespoke furniture for your home. Eric Earl Hamilton Marsden hopes that you will have a unique and special home soon with your chosen bespoke furniture.