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How to protect your web site against fraud

Website fraud is very common and damaging to any transaction you wish to accomplish online. Recent technological innovations have paved way to more advanced combative measures against fraud. On the other hand, there are also things that you can do and employ to protect your website against fraud attempts.
Here are some tips to secure your website against fraud.
1. Delete email from a suspicious and unknown address. A common fraud tactic is as simple as sending an unassuming email with a tempting offer. It will also do you good to immediately trash your spam mails without opening them.
2. Be aware that fraudulent people may also pose themselves as representatives. It is very destructive, because with one wrong click, all the information stored in your computer can be accessed. Be sure to double check before clicking in any button. Restrain yourself from spontaneously clicking buttons.
3.Require your customers to verify their order by emailing. Let them confirm their orders this way. It will tell that the person who has placed the order is the real owner of the email address because he can have more access to it
4. There are anti- fraud services available that your website can utilize against these fraudulent attempts. These kinds of services provide a screening process for orders. They check the validity of the customers'credit cards as well as other personal information.
5. Use other means of communication to reach out to your customers. Calling them will give you an opportunity for further verification also, you can use this time to inform your customers of any announcement such as new products or sale schedules.
Your vigilance can save your business and protect your website from any fraud attempt. Be on your guard and know that prevention is the key.

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