Website Payment Security – Avant-garde Treasures

Website Payment Security

Before you type your card details into a website, ensure that the site is secure. Look out for a small padlock symbol  in the address bar (or elsewhere in your browser window) and a web address beginning with https:// (the s stands for 'secure').

You also need to check that the website is trustworthy. Here are a few suggestions for ways in which you can reduce the risk of using an untrustworthy site:

  • Be suspicious of offers that seem too good to be true. 
  • Trust you Intowishion a lack of information is a strong indication that you may be better served somewhere else "Like Avant garde Treasures" Home of The Jewelry Knight available to provide all the information you need whether you buy from us of somewhere else.
  • Social Media Confirmation Facebook Instagram Twitter Tumbler Linkedin are all an Excellent Source of  confirmation are the products listed on these sites.
  • Does the site provide a wealth of information necessary for your decisions provide ease of use for you. good navigation in depth product descriptions Clear pricing & shipping Times Terms & conditions all good indications that you are on a trustable website.

    Making a payment

    Once you've found the item you wish to buy, these are the kind of steps you'll take in order to purchase it.

    You'll generally need to click (or tap if you are using a touchscreen device) on 'Add to Basket' - this will save the item until you're ready to pay for it.

    Follow the instructions and fill in your personal details - such as your name, address and email address. Any blank box with an asterisk next to it must be filled in. When you have done this, a summary page will usually appear. This lists the billing details for the item you are buying. Check that all the information is correct.

    At some point before you part with your money, you'll usually be asked to tick a box to say that you agree to the website's terms and conditions. Make sure you have read these carefully before ticking the box.

    Finally, you'll be asked to provide your credit or debit card details. Again, you will need to fill in any box that is marked with an asterisk.

    You may be charged a small fee for using your payment card to make an online purchase. However, you may find that a fee only applies if you use your credit card (rather than your debit card). Note that a ban on excessive payment card charges was introduced in April 2013. It will become law in mid-2014.

    Once you are happy to go ahead and make the payment, you click (or tap) on 'Submit' or 'Proceed'.

    After you have done this, you may be asked for another password - this is an added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. Examples of this type of security measure include Visa's 'Verified by Visa' and MasterCard's 'SecureCode'.

    Some sites offer to act on your behalf as an intermediary or 'middleman' when you buy something online - for example, if you're using an auction site where there are many vendors selling goods.

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    Google Pay is a well-known example of this type of service. You pass payment to them, and they pass payment on to the seller of the item. The seller won't be able to see your bank details.

  • PayPal is a well-known example of this type of service. You pass payment to them, and they pass payment on to the seller of the item. The seller won't be able to see your bank details.