12/27/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 19:39
With the growing number of Filipino consumers engaging in online shopping, the Department of Trade and Industry urges everyone to be wary and stay away from unscrupulous businesses.
The advent of technology has given consumers the capacity to instantly purchase their goods online and have them delivered at their doorstep. Consumers who have access to the internet and own a smartphone, ipad, or laptop, resort to this method because of convenience. However, the DTI reminds the buying public to be vigilant especially when engaging in an online transaction. Here are some consumer tips:
Safety tips when buying in an online store:
Red flags of a fraud online selling store:
'We cannot deny the fact that technology created a more advanced environment where consumers now take part in digital transactions. So we encourage the buying public to be wiser and more alert in order not be taken advantage of by unscrupulous online sellers,' says Consumer Protection Group (CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Teodoro C. Pascua.♦