How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online from Nigeria

8 Comments » June 1st, 2010 posted by // Categories: General Articles

You can conveniently and safely shop online from Nigeria without falling a victim of internet scams. Online shopping saves time and money. But before you shop online, you need to be careful and watch out for online/internet scams because it is not everything is available online is what it appears to be. Before you shop online, you need to make sure of:

(1) Legitimacy – make sure that the business is legitimate. Depending on the location of the business; you can call or send them an email to find out how legitimate they are. E.g. business license and affiliates, etc.

(2) Privacy – Make sure that the business respects your privacy, and does not sell your email address or phone numbers. Read their privacy policy.

(3) Security – Is the website secured? Does it have a “Security Certificate”? A security should say something like “This Web site is secured with a “the-Security-company-name” Web Server Certificate. Transactions on the site are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption”. It is important to make sure that a website has security certificate, this will ensure safe transaction on the website.

(4) Safe Online Payment – Are they a verified merchant? Make sure they are a genuine merchant. If the website accepts INTERSWITCH, you can contact Interswitch to verify that the online store is their merchant. Interswitch has a list of approved merchants on their website.

(5) Ask questions – if you do not understand their policies or something, or you are not sure. Ask question for clarifications.

(6) Be Smart – do not post your orders, address, phone number, and other private information on comment or wall of social networks or fan pages. You can send an email or call the business to give them the information.

Please share this information with your family and friends, so that they do not fall victims.


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8 Responses to “How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online from Nigeria”

  1. Irene Dawson says:

    There are some great sites out there already such as the UbiqueApps Shop App that also provides you with the privacy you should expect from an online retail site

  2. Teebabe says:

    Online shopping in Nigeria is safe with .Nigeria fashion at its very best.

  3. Princess says:

    No matter what, m not too comfortable wt payin online sha. Had a terrible experience sometime back…Some online shops accept cash on delivery in Nigeria. I always use to buy things 🙂

  4. Nonli says:

    A good website where you can shop online in Nigeria is pretty new but really cool

  5. Tolu says:

    Try, their products are really nice and affordable and they accept cash on delivery.

  6. Omo says:

    I shop at for my kids. their products are unique and quite affordable. I pay online as well and have never been disappointed on delivery. u should try them

  7. Emeka says:

    You can count on to beat just about any price on popular items in Nigeria even with shipping included. Give them a try today

  8. Rajnish says:

    I also share another one of the best resource of Online Shopping in Nigeria named MyStore. Giving huge discount on mobile,electronics products etc. Visit here for more information :

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