Category: Online Shopping

Online Shopping Scams of the Week: Gevshop, Strangerwear, & Getuitt

This week we’ve discovered three online shopping scams, designed by scammers to obtain your credentials — and your money. Read on for the low-down.

Gevshop

Gevshop claims to be an online clothing shop, selling menswear and womenswear — t-shirts, underwear, footwear and the like. The problem is it’s a scam website. It was registered in June this year — which is the first red flag. Furthermore, much of its product contents and website design are clearly lifted from other websites (often scam websites themselves).

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Gevshop website

Furthermore, it has no contact information, ridiculous discounts of 50% and above, and a proliferation of bad reviews. If you shop at Gevshop, it’s likely you won’t receive anything other than an empty wallet.

Strangerwear

Strangerwear is another bogus online clothing store — they appear to be cashing in on the font and style of the Stranger Things Netflix series phenomenon. To

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iOS 16 to add virtual cards support in Safari for online shopping

iOS 16 brings some new features to Apple Pay, such as a payment API for CarPlay apps, order tracking in the Wallet app, and even Apple Pay Later. However, it seems that Apple has been working on some other changes as iOS 16 beta 3 hints at support for virtual cards in Safari for online shopping.

Virtual cards in Safari

As seen by 9to5Mac in the internal code of iOS 16 beta 3, released on Wednesday for developers, Apple has been working on a new system to integrate virtual cards with Safari in order to improve security when shopping online.

For those unfamiliar, virtual cards are offered by some banks and card providers as an option to generate an alternative number for your credit or debit card. This way, if your card data gets leaked, you can simply cancel the virtual card number without having to ask your bank for

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The pandemic, online shopping, and the shift towards ‘re-commerce’

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We live in a digital age where online shopping is more popular than ever. Sitting in the comfort of one’s home and browsing a seemingly endless amount of goods has certainly made our lives easier. Everything’s just a click away. What’s not to love about that?

The strict movement control orders (MCOs) imposed by the Malaysian government and the self-imposed social distancing practiced by individuals have pushed consumers further towards online channels of commerce.

If it wasn’t part of your normal before, it is now. A US Census Bureau report found that in the second quarter of 2021, an estimated US $222.5 billion was spent in retail e-commerce sales.

The downside of online shopping

While online shopping has its benefits, there’s no denying the drawbacks. Due to closed borders and the emergence of coronavirus variants, many have halted their travel plans and chosen to instead spend

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How pricing algorithms work in online shopping, and could mean you pay more : NPR

Price fluctuations as a result of algorithms have been found to increase feelings of customer betrayal.

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Price fluctuations as a result of algorithms have been found to increase feelings of customer betrayal.

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If you’ve shopped online recently, you may have had this experience: You find an item, add it to your cart, and then when you get around to paying, the price has increased.

You can thank pricing algorithms.

These are computer programs that look at factors such as supply, demand and the prices competitors are charging, and then adjust the price in real time. Now, there are calls for greater regulation at a time when these tactics are expected to become more common.

“A key thing about the algorithm is that given different inputs, like, say, time of day or weather or how many customers might

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Essay 10 Talking About Online Shopping

Online ShoppingI get pleasure from buying on-line and in fact I promote over 1,000,000 different products EBAY nevertheless is one other story as being a seller, by the time you get carried out you have mark-up concerned so I listing on Craig’s List and Blackwells Auction and get the product out there at precise wholesale cost. Shopping on-line is convenient and it avoids the mob of people particularly during the holidays.

Shopping on-line offers you access to a wider vary of options: You have great freedom of choice if you shop on-line. The Internet supplies a far wider vary of products than that you would discover in any native retailer. online purchasing is the easiest way to purchase and sell. i have been purchased a gold plated ring for my ex-gf at This on-line jewelry retailer has easy possibility to buy and supply fast delivery service. About groceries, I can order … Read more “Essay 10 Talking About Online Shopping”

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