Online purchases are a useful and often cheaper way to acquire goods and services. But you have to take care…
What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Before making a purchase online or through apps, get informed. +
     Find out about the seller. Search the internet for the company name; Be suspicious if you do not find an address or phone number you can ring and the terms and conditions of the sale; Read about the experiences of other customers for a given product or online store, for example in discussion forums. Check the site or app's security. Check whether the address you wish to access starts with https:// and whether there is a padlock in the navigation bar or at the bottom of the window. This means that the link is secure; Only install trustworthy apps from official app stores. Adopt habitual security procedures to protect your computer, tablet or phone. Keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware software up-to-date and the firewall active; Don't connect to public or unknown wi-fi networks; Don't use public equipment to make payments. Read the terms and conditions. Check the payment methods; Learn about any added costs, such as postage or customs costs, if the store is based outside the EU; Check the conditions and costs applying to returns or exchanges. Normally in the EU you have 14 days to return any product bought over the internet.
  • When you buy something, choose a secure payment method. +
     Make sure you only provide the information needed to complete the purchase. Aim to use one of the following payment methods: Multibanco reference. In this case, the store sends you a message or email with the data you need to make your payment, within a given time period, at an ATM or through homebanking; Virtual cards. The MB WAY app, for example, allows you to create virtual MB NET cards. So when you pay, you put in the data for the virtual card and not the real card; Payment instruments with added security, like cards with a low credit limit, a short validity period or additional authentication procedures. With 3-D Secure, for example, you can buy safely online with your card's real data, because you benefit from added security methods in the act of payment. The site where you make this purchase has to feature the system, using the names Verified by Visa, SecureCode or SafeKey. When you pay a 3-D Secure seller, aside from the data on your card, you must introduce your authentication credentials, which might be, for example, a code sent by SMS to your phone.
  • After making your purchase, keep the records. +
     Keep the records of the purchase made, including the information on the seller; Regularly check your bank account to see if the debits correspond to the purchases you made.
 Online purchases are a useful and often cheaper way to acquire goods and services. But you have to take care…
What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Before making a purchase online or through apps, + 
get informed.
     Find out about the seller. Search the internet for the company name; Be suspicious if you do not find an address or phone number you can ring and the terms and conditions of the sale; Read about the experiences of other customers for a given product or online store, for example in discussion forums. Check the site or app's security. Check whether the address you wish to access starts with https:// and whether there is a padlock in the navigation bar or at the bottom of the window. This means that the link is secure; Only install trustworthy apps from official app stores. Adopt habitual security procedures to protect your computer, tablet or phone. Keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware software up-to-date and the firewall active; Don't connect to public or unknown wi-fi networks; Don't use public equipment to make payments. Read the terms and conditions. Check the payment methods; Learn about any added costs, such as postage or customs costs, if the store is based outside the EU; Check the conditions and costs applying to returns or exchanges. Normally in the EU you have 14 days to return any product bought over the internet.
  • When you buy something, choose a secure payment + 
method.
     Make sure you only provide the information needed to complete the purchase. Aim to use one of the following payment methods: Multibanco reference. In this case, the store sends you a message or email with the data you need to make your payment, within a given time period, at an ATM or through homebanking; Virtual cards. The MB WAY app, for example, allows you to create virtual MB NET cards. So when you pay, you put in the data for the virtual card and not the real card; Payment instruments with added security, like cards with a low credit limit, a short validity period or additional authentication procedures. With 3-D Secure, for example, you can buy safely online with your card's real data, because you benefit from added security methods in the act of payment. The site where you make this purchase has to feature the system, using the names Verified by Visa, SecureCode or SafeKey. When you pay a 3-D Secure seller, aside from the data on your card, you must introduce your authentication credentials, which might be, for example, a code sent by SMS to your phone.
  • After making your purchase, keep the records. +
     Keep the records of the purchase made, including the information on the seller; Regularly check your bank account to see if the debits correspond to the purchases you made.
 Online purchases are a useful and often cheaper way to acquire goods and services. But you have to take care…
What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Before making a purchase + online or through apps, 
get informed.
     Find out about the seller. Search the internet for the company name; Be suspicious if you do not find an address or phone number you can ring and the terms and conditions of the sale; Read about the experiences of other customers for a given product or online store, for example in discussion forums. Check the site or app's security. Check whether the address you wish to access starts with https:// and whether there is a padlock in the navigation bar or at the bottom of the window. This means that the link is secure; Only install trustworthy apps from official app stores. Adopt habitual security procedures to protect your computer, tablet or phone. Keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware software up-to-date and the firewall active; Don't connect to public or unknown wi-fi networks; Don't use public equipment to make payments. Read the terms and conditions. • Check the payment methods; • Learn about any added costs, such as postage or customs costs, if the store is based outside the EU; • Check the conditions and costs applying to returns or exchanges. Normally in the EU you have 14 days to return any product bought over the internet.
  • When you buy something, + choose a secure payment method.
     Make sure you only provide the information needed to complete the purchase. Aim to use one of the following payment methods: Multibanco reference. In this case, the store sends you a message or email with the data you need to make your payment, within a given time period, at an ATM or through homebanking, Virtual cards. The MB WAY app, for example, allows you to create virtual MB NET cards. So when you pay, you put in the data for the virtual card and not the real card; Payment instruments with added security, like cards with a low credit limit, a short validity period or additional authentication procedures. With 3-D Secure, for example, you can buy safely online with your card's real data, because you benefit from added security methods in the act of payment. The site where you make this purchase has to feature the system, using the names Verified by Visa, SecureCode or SafeKey. When you pay a 3-D Secure seller, aside from the data on your card, you must introduce your authentication credentials, which might be, for example, a code sent by SMS to your phone.
  • After making your +
purchase, keep the 
records.
     Keep the records of the purchase made, including the information on the seller; Regularly check your bank account to see if the debits correspond to the purchases you made.