Online security

2 June 2020

7 practical tips for shopping online safely

Onling shopping is bigger than ever in November!

With many discounts on offer during the Webshop Days (FR) (4, 5 and 6 November) and even bigger savings to be had on Black Friday as we go into the end-of-year festive season, online shopping seems set for a massive boost in November. Especially since online shops and payment services have become more secure in recent years. Nevertheless, there are still a few basic precautions you should take to ensure a safe online shopping experience. Read our tips for recognising fake websites and keeping your banking details safe from would-be cybercriminals.


It is not always easy to recognise a fake website. Cybercriminals often take months laying the groundwork, creating a full website and even registering a rented office address with their local Chamber of Commerce, etc. Suspicions should be aroused, however, if you are asked to pay for your purchases via e-mail. If you receive an e-mail with such a payment request, do not click on it.

Payments for online purchases are never completed via e-mail.