using your mobile phone
Follow these security tips when using your mobile to buy products and services online.
Always check the website URL includes HTTPS at the start .
HTTPS means the website is secure and the communication is encrypted. Depending on your browser, you might see a padlock in the address bar next to the website address as well.
Make sure the website is genuine
Look out for warning signs that the website might not be the real deal, like spelling and grammatical errors. If you’re worried, search for the company name online and read some independent reviews.
Log out of sites if you’ve saved your payment details
Use caution when storing card details on websites. If you’ve saved your payment details within your account, make sure you log out before closing the browser. Simply closing it won’t log you out. This means that if someone else uses your mobile they could use your payment details again by visiting the same website.