Tips for Shopping Online Safely
As an online retailer, nothing is more important to us than your safety. Every day, we hear stories from customers about how they were taken advantaged of by seemingly ethical and legitimate business.
Additionally, we have had many companies copy our website. If you call these companies, they will say they are a branch of CCO Menswear. This is not true. CCO Menswear, LLC only does business as Clothing Connection Online.
Every year, we send out this email with tips for how to shop safely online in hopes of preventing at least one person from having to deal with the aftermath of fraud or scams.
The full article can be found at the Better Business Bureau website or by clicking here.
Tips from the BBB
Find Out About a Company's Return and Refund Policies Before You Purchase. Do they offer returns? How do they handle exchanges? This information should be posted on the website and easily accessible.
Don't Rely on a Professional Looking Website as Proof of a Company's Quality or Good Reputation. Anyone can build a website. Investigate the company or get feedback/recommendations from family and friends.
Don't be fooled by fake BBB logos. Only accredited companies are allowed to put the logo on their website. The logo must link to the company's BBB file. Logos with only the "torch" image or with any letters such as BAB, BRB, etc. are not legitimate BBB companies. Buyer Beware.
Two years ago, all retailers were mandated by law to initiate strict standards for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. When shopping online, look for the Trustwave logo on the front page of the website. This logo is only provided to companies who have passed and continue to pass the strict standards set by the PCI DS. View our certificate here.
Find Out Where a Company is Physically Located to Help Avoid Overseas or Offshore Scams.
Never Give Out Your Bank Account Number, Credit Card Number, or Personal Information Unless You're Certain a Company is Legitimate. Ask how long your credit card number will be stored.
Pay for Your Purchases by Credit or Charge Card which can be Protected Under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
Start with a Small, Inexpensive Purchase to See How the Company Handles Your Order.
If you have any questions about the steps we take to protect your privacy, don't hesitate to contact us.
The CCO Team