Entering your credit card details when shopping online is always a risk and it’s easy to become complacent.
“We’re becoming more and more trusting of the internet and its security measures, and while websites work hard to ensure customers’ accounts remain safe, nothing is foolproof,” says Bessie Hassan, money expert at finder.com.au.
Almost 75% of those who shop online automatically save their credit and debit card details when they make a purchase, according to a survey of 2026 people by comparison site finder.com.au.
Sure, it might be hard to remember your credit card details each time you shop online but there are other payment options that don’t require this.
PayPal is probably the most popular one but MasterCard Masterpass and Visa Checkout are similar services, allowing you to pay without entering card details.
You just need to activate the service first and you can use it where you see the relevant logo at the checkout.