How to Shop Safely for Trampolines with Trampolines Ireland

Quick Guide to Staying Safe When Trampoline Shopping Online

When you're buying things online we recommend being very careful with your personal information, including your credit or debit cards.

Since Covid with everyone being at home it seems that the number of telephone and online scams has exploded, and may of receive some sort of hoax calls every day from people with some sort of odd story.

Here are our tips to shopping for trampolines safely online - 

1. Do They Have An SSL Certificate Or Safety Lock in The Browser Bar

Look for the safety lock sign on any website that you're considering doing business with. If you're on a website you  should see a small safety lock icon at the beginning of the website address, known as the domain name or url.

See screenshot below - 

trampolines ireland - ssl safety lock

 

What Does SSL Mean on A Website?

Secure Sockets Layer
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it's the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details.

 

2. Does The Website Have A Phone Number Or Physical Address?

If you have any doubt you should phone the company or website that you are visiting as a quick chat will quickly put your mind at ease.

If you're unable to reach anyone or you leave a message and no one phones you back, then perhaps you should shop somewhere else.

3. Is There Genuine Validation on The Website?

Customer reviews and testimonials can be faked, but when you read the testimonials you will often get a sense of whether they are genuine or not.

Additionally, connections with large and reputable brand name suppliers are also a positive signal that you're dealing with a genuine company, particularly if they display certification from those companies.

 

Trampolines Ireland - BERG Premium Dealer Certificate

 

4. Buy With A Credit Card

Consumer protection when buying with a credit card either over the phone or online are very strong, and much stronger than when you do a bank transfer for example, or even if you pay someone in cash.

If you have any queries please phone us on 01 960 1641.