Only use your credit card for purchases from vendors you trust. Indications as to whether you can trust the vendor include information about data encryption, as well as the provider’s postal address, e-mail address, phone number and general terms and conditions. Print out your order, including the merchant’s homepage, or make a note of the URL. Keep all documents in a safe place.
Make sure that you shop on websites that display “https” in the URL. When you are on an “https” website, your browser will include the padlock icon in the browser toolbar.
When paying online, use the 3-D Secure facility if the website allows this. For further information on 3-D Secure, VisecaOne and Masterpass, visit https://www.viseca.ch/en/digital-services/.
When making purchases, always check the merchant’s general terms and conditions before entering your credit card information and concluding your order. For example, certain services you buy often roll over automatically. You should also take into account the applicable notice periods for terminating these services.