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11 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Billions of dollars will be spent online over the course of the next month, and, unfortunately, there are those that will be looking to steal some of it. Make sure you’re not a victim.

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Let’s face it, there’s every reason in the world to shop online. The bargains are there. The selection is mind-boggling. The shopping is secure. Shipping is fast. Even returns are pretty easy, with the right e-tailers. Shopping has never been easier or more convenient for consumers.

But what about the bad guys who lay in wait? IID’s Third Quarter eCrime Report for 2011 indicates that use of phishing attacks (where thieves attempt to swindle you out of your sign-in credentials and even credit card info by pretending to be a real website, or even an online bank) is down, as much as eight percent since the second quarter and 11 percent since the third quarter of last year. That’s great news except the same report says sites with malware (malicious code aimed at compromising your privacy) has increased by 89 percent since the second quarter.

Stay calm. While somewhat alarming, these stats should not keep you from shopping online. You simply need some common sense and practical advice. Follow these basic guidelines and you can shop online with confidence. Here are 11 tips for staying safe online, so you can start checking off items on that holiday shopping list.

1. Use Familiar Websites
Start at a trusted site rather than shopping with a search engine. Search results can be rigged to lead you astray, especially when you drift past the first few pages of links. If you know the site, chances are it’s less likely to be a rip off. We all know Amazon.com and that it carries everything under the sun; likewise, just about every major retail outlet has an online store, from Target to Best Buy to Home Depot. Beware of misspellings or sites using a different top-level domain (.net instead of .com, for example) those are the oldest tricks in the book. Yes, the sales on these sites might look enticing, but that’s how they trick you into giving up your info.

2. Look for the Lock
Never ever, ever buy anything online using your credit card from a site that doesn’t have SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed at the very least. You’ll know if the site has SSL because the URL for the site will start with HTTPS:// (instead of just HTTP://). An icon of a locked padlock will appear, typically in the status bar at the bottom of your web browser, or right next to the URL in the address bar. It depends on your browser.

Never, ever give anyone your credit card over email. Ever.

3. Don’t Tell All
No online shopping store needs your social security number or your birthday to do business. However, if crooks get them, combined with your credit card number for purchases, they can do a lot of damage. The more they know, the easier it is to steal your identity. When possible, default to giving up the least amount of information.

4. Check Statements
Don’t wait for your bill to come at the end of the month. Go online regularly during the holiday season and look at electronic statements for your credit card, debit card, and checking accounts. Make sure you don’t see any fraudulent charges, even originating from sites like PayPal. (After all, there’s more than one way to get to your money.)

If you do see something wrong, pick up the phone to address the matter quickly. In the case of credit cards, pay the bill only once you know all your charges are accurate. You have 30 days to notify the bank or card issuer of problems, however; after that, you might be liable for the charges anyway.

5. Inoculate Your PC
Swindlers don’t just sit around waiting for you to give them data; sometimes they give you a little something extra to help things along. You need to protect against malware with regular updates to your anti-virus program. PCMag recommends Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (4.5 stars, Editors’ Choice, $39.95 direct), which has extras to help fight ID theft, or at the very least the free Ad-Aware Free Internet Security 9.0 (4.5 stars, Editors’ Choice).

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Request your free carpet samples to get an idea of the carpet colour and texture in the comfort of your own home. By browsing through Cormar’s ranges. you can click on the carpet to request your carpet sample.

Alternatively visit one of our recommended retailers to view these ranges in a larger piece.

In addition, Cormar Carpets supply the largest Independent Flooring Retail Buying Groups throughout the UK.


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Here you will find the best selection of carpets, vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl tiles, laminate, underlay and artificial grasses online and at the cheapest prices!

Order today to receive FREE delivery on most flooring orders (highland and offshore areas will require a surcharge). All of our prices include VAT, this means there are no nasty surprises during checkout.

We know that looking at flooring online can be hard to make sure you get the perfect flooring for you, so we provide FREE flooring samples. Helping you to decide on the colour and quality before purchasing.

Do not be put off by our low prices! All of our flooring is of the highest quality but at much lower prices than highstreet stores.

Our price guarantee makes sure you will always pay the lowest price for your flooring.

If you have any questions about buying your flooring online, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Find your nearest carpet shops selling Cormar Carpets

For a list of carpet shops retailing Cormar Carpets, nearest to where you live, please enter your postcode or town in the box provided above.

Those retailers that are members of the Carpet Foundation are highlighted with the CF logo.

The Carpet Foundation is an organisation set up to promote British carpet manufacturers and independent carpet shops throughout the UK. All members have signed up to a Code of Practice which is approved by Trading Standards.

To help match your carpet to any new or existing furnishings in your home, you can now take advantage of Cormar’s FREE SAMPLE SERVICE.

Request your free carpet samples to get an idea of the carpet colour and texture in the comfort of your own home. By browsing through Cormar’s ranges. you can click on the carpet to request your carpet sample.

Alternatively visit one of our recommended retailers to view these ranges in a larger piece.

In addition, Cormar Carpets supply the largest Independent Flooring Retail Buying Groups throughout the UK.


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Since 1982, Diamond Comic Distributors has helped comic book specialty retailers grow their businesses, their customer bases, and their sales. By offering a comprehensive slate of products and services – and by improving them in response to retailer feedback – we enable retailers to operate their businesses efficiently and profitably. Diamond works with more than 1,000 vendors to offer in excess of 2,500 new products each month, at competitive prices, and packed and delivered with an attention to detail that has resulted in an accuracy rate exceeding 99%.

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PREVIEWS Our full-color catalog/magazine for you and your customers packs a wealth of product information and entertaining features into 400+ pages every month! A great way to generate in-store orders for comics and other high-priced products, PREVIEWS reduces the uncertainty you face when committing your purchasing dollars.

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Electronic Ordering You can complete and tabulate your order in a snap with Diamond’s Retailer Services website, whether it’s an initial order or a reorder. You can also use our PREVIEWS on Windows program to place and track your Initial Orders every month! Retailers also have the option to download each month’s Order Form from the Retailer Services website.

Important Information We keep you updated on products, suppliers, industry news, and retailing tips every day in Diamond Daily. our e-newsletter that is free to all Diamond customers with an email address. This information is also provided on a weekly basis in Diamond Dateline. and at Diamond’s online Retailer Services Area, helping you keep up-to-date on all the news that can affect your business.

Diamond Websites Our websites contains numerous features for both retailers and consumers. At PREVIEWSworld.com. your customers can receive the latest information on comics-related happenings, PREVIEWS editorial features, and more – all of which are designed to drive them into your store. Our Retailer Services Area. has many services – including electronic ordering, online order entry and editing, account history review, and more. You can use the site to download advance lists of titles scheduled to ship; your weekly Invoice; and text and art files from each month’s PREVIEWS catalog – approximately one week before the issue ships – to create in-house newsletters, subscription catalogs, and other informational materials for yourself and your customers. Plus, you can download weekly in-stock lists of product currently available from our Star System backlist service and more!

Retailing Aids For a nominal fee, Diamond can email you an advance PDF of PREVIEWS and its companion Order Forms. You can also become part of Diamond’s monthly PREVIEWS artwork FTP service, where you’ll receive the art and copy descriptions for every product listed in PREVIEWS that month. We also offer you a free printout of your monthly order to ensure data entry accuracy.

Inventory Liquidation Lists Every week – via Diamond Daily email – we give you a chance to take advantage of great savings on excess inventory.

Shipping This Week/Next Week Lists These valuable lists tell you and your customers what’s coming to your store. They can be placed in your weekly shipment, or downloaded from our web site.

Overship Program If you choose, you can receive extra quantities of selected products on a risk-free basis. Keep them on sale for a specified period of time, and then pay only for what you sell and return the rest!

Credit Diamond assigns each customer to a personal Credit Analyst, a qualified advisor standing by to help you meet your obligations.

“One-Call” Customer Service Whether you need to ask a question about your shipment, report a shortage or damage, place a Reorder, or suggest something to help us improve our service, your personal Customer Service Representative is just one convenient toll-free phone/fax/email away!

Field Sales Managers (Reps) One of our Reps can periodically visit your store to offer retailing advice and merchandising suggestions, and to transmit your feedback to Diamond’s Home Office.

Inside Sales Reps Home Office Reps routinely call you to bring your attention to special offers, or to a product you might have missed or under-ordered.

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Comic Shop Locator Service Created and promoted in cooperation with numerous suppliers, our store locator website and number (443) 318-8001) has sent millions of referrals into comics shops across North America. Available online at comicshoplocator.com . the service allows you to customize your own web page to provide additional information and attract new customers.

Co-op Advertising By utilizing materials provided by suppliers to promote their products in your store, or by designing your own ad (with supplier approval), you can be reimbursed for your advertising expenses by Diamond, in as little as two weeks!

Industry-wide Advertising Our ads for PREVIEWS. PREVIEWS Exclusive items, and our line of collecting supplies run in various industry publications – and direct consumers to your store to find them! We help you spread the word about comics to consumers with our free monthly PREVIEWS bag slicks, PREVIEWS Top 100 Comics ToyChest Must Haves Poster, and our annual PREVIEWS Gift Certificates.


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Up to 50% off Flooring

At Storeys we have a huge choice of Carpets from deep luxurious saxonys to hardwearing Twists, plus a great range of modern and traditional Vinyl ranges. And right now, get up to 50% off selected Floors including Carpets, Laminate and Vinyl Flooring.Plus 0% interest free credit for up to 4 years with No Deposit! Whatever the floor you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something to suit your home at a price you’ll love. Ask in store for full details.

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We have a comprehensive range of carpets in a huge selection of colours, textures and patterns, vinyl flooring in a range of traditional and modern designs and a large choice of hardwearing laminate and beautiful rugs. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find the perfect flooring for your home.

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11 Tips for Safe Online Shopping #retail #theft


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11 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Billions of dollars will be spent online over the course of the next month, and, unfortunately, there are those that will be looking to steal some of it. Make sure you’re not a victim.

Contents

Let’s face it, there’s every reason in the world to shop online. The bargains are there. The selection is mind-boggling. The shopping is secure. Shipping is fast. Even returns are pretty easy, with the right e-tailers. Shopping has never been easier or more convenient for consumers.

But what about the bad guys who lay in wait? IID’s Third Quarter eCrime Report for 2011 indicates that use of phishing attacks (where thieves attempt to swindle you out of your sign-in credentials and even credit card info by pretending to be a real website, or even an online bank) is down, as much as eight percent since the second quarter and 11 percent since the third quarter of last year. That’s great news except the same report says sites with malware (malicious code aimed at compromising your privacy) has increased by 89 percent since the second quarter.

Stay calm. While somewhat alarming, these stats should not keep you from shopping online. You simply need some common sense and practical advice. Follow these basic guidelines and you can shop online with confidence. Here are 11 tips for staying safe online, so you can start checking off items on that holiday shopping list.

1. Use Familiar Websites
Start at a trusted site rather than shopping with a search engine. Search results can be rigged to lead you astray, especially when you drift past the first few pages of links. If you know the site, chances are it’s less likely to be a rip off. We all know Amazon.com and that it carries everything under the sun; likewise, just about every major retail outlet has an online store, from Target to Best Buy to Home Depot. Beware of misspellings or sites using a different top-level domain (.net instead of .com, for example) those are the oldest tricks in the book. Yes, the sales on these sites might look enticing, but that’s how they trick you into giving up your info.

2. Look for the Lock
Never ever, ever buy anything online using your credit card from a site that doesn’t have SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed at the very least. You’ll know if the site has SSL because the URL for the site will start with HTTPS:// (instead of just HTTP://). An icon of a locked padlock will appear, typically in the status bar at the bottom of your web browser, or right next to the URL in the address bar. It depends on your browser.

Never, ever give anyone your credit card over email. Ever.

3. Don’t Tell All
No online shopping store needs your social security number or your birthday to do business. However, if crooks get them, combined with your credit card number for purchases, they can do a lot of damage. The more they know, the easier it is to steal your identity. When possible, default to giving up the least amount of information.

4. Check Statements
Don’t wait for your bill to come at the end of the month. Go online regularly during the holiday season and look at electronic statements for your credit card, debit card, and checking accounts. Make sure you don’t see any fraudulent charges, even originating from sites like PayPal. (After all, there’s more than one way to get to your money.)

If you do see something wrong, pick up the phone to address the matter quickly. In the case of credit cards, pay the bill only once you know all your charges are accurate. You have 30 days to notify the bank or card issuer of problems, however; after that, you might be liable for the charges anyway.

5. Inoculate Your PC
Swindlers don’t just sit around waiting for you to give them data; sometimes they give you a little something extra to help things along. You need to protect against malware with regular updates to your anti-virus program. PCMag recommends Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (4.5 stars, Editors’ Choice, $39.95 direct), which has extras to help fight ID theft, or at the very least the free Ad-Aware Free Internet Security 9.0 (4.5 stars, Editors’ Choice).

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OnlineCarpets

Welcome to Online Carpets

Welcome to OnlineCarpets.co.uk

Here you will find the best selection of carpets, vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl tiles, laminate, underlay and artificial grasses online and at the cheapest prices!

Order today to receive FREE delivery on most flooring orders (highland and offshore areas will require a surcharge). All of our prices include VAT, this means there are no nasty surprises during checkout.

We know that looking at flooring online can be hard to make sure you get the perfect flooring for you, so we provide FREE flooring samples. Helping you to decide on the colour and quality before purchasing.

Do not be put off by our low prices! All of our flooring is of the highest quality but at much lower prices than highstreet stores.

Our price guarantee makes sure you will always pay the lowest price for your flooring.

If you have any questions about buying your flooring online, please do not hesitate to contact us.

news Latest News

December 7, 2015

December 5, 2014

November 27, 2014

Follow Us Online

Products
Information
Contact Us

14 Richfield Avenue, Reading,

Berkshire, RG1 8EQ

Opening Times
Account Info
Accepted Payments

Contact Us Close