In This Issue:
Shopping via Social Media
shopping via social media is a form of electronic commerce which allows
consumers to buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet using social
media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook or WhatsApp among others.
convinence of social media shopping, malicious users take this opportunity
and pose as genuine sellers with the aim of scaming you over your gulibility.
Here are a few points to look out for when transacting via
social media or online:
trusted websites when undertaking an online transaction.
sure to read through the terms and conditions and return policy of the
out for business accounts or familiar accounts when undertaking a
transaction on social media platforms.
not pay for goods being sold over any social media platform before physical
proof of goods.
not make payments via wire transfer. If you must use credit/ debit
transfer opt for a third party payment option such as Paypal which has
also adopted linking your mobile money account that has to be a
registered line. This ensures further secured transactions.
cautious of items being auctioned on social media or online shops that
seem to be too good a deal. Seek advice from friends, family or the
out for customer feedback on the retailer for both social media and
online shops and customer ratings for online shops.
Have the above
security tips in mind when undertaking online and social media transactions.
Report any cybercrime incident/activity to firstname.lastname@example.org. / www.ke-cirt.go.ke