Credit Card Fraud and Hacked Accounts on the Internet

How to Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

SSL Secured Todd Lahman Shopping Cart

Hacked credit cart accounts and credit card fraud makes the news during the peak holiday season, but that never slows down online purchases. What should you do to protect yourself? The answer, put your credit/debit card information into the right hands.

See that image at the top of this article showing the lock, and the https? That means your data on toddlahman.com is securely encrypted using Secure Socket Layers (SSL) whenever you are passing information back and forth between your web browser and toddlahman.com. Never make a purchase if you don’t see that lock and https on the page your typing information into, because once you click the submit button your data could be read by anyone unless it is SSL encrypted.

It also matters what a website does with your data. Does the website save your credit card information? On toddlahman.com we don’t save any of your credit card information, because it takes a lot of manpower to provide Level 1 PCI security to keep that information safe and secure. Here at toddlahman.com we let Stripe and PayPal receive and store your sensitive credit card information. Stripe is our preferred payment gateway because they’ve made it clear they are PCI level 1 complaint, which means they are as secure as anyone could ever be storing credit/debit card data, so we know you are in good hands.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)  is a tested standard that payment gateways must comply with to assess how well they secure credit/debit card data. Level 1 is the stringent level of certification that Stripe complies with. When Stripe stores your data you can be assured they are doing everything in their power to prevent you from being a victim of credit card fraud.

Your security and privacy are very important to toddlahman.com, as is a positive experience with our software. Happy shopping! :)

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