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Online shopping: safe, but not what it seems

There is a lot of rubbish spoken and written about the dangers of online shopping. The chances of you getting stung on the Internet are a lot lower than that of a waiter copying your card details behind the counter in a restaurant. I have been ripped of in this latter fashion and, although I do a lot of my buying online, I have, fingers crossed, never been had in this way. There was one occasion when I was sent an e-mail from some bloke who had waltzed electronically into the database ...

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