Though no method is completely foolproof, there is a method of purchasing across the Internet that is very safe.
Order forms that are on a secure server encrypt all data before sending it across the Internet for processing Encryption is a method of jumbling the data so that only your computer and the secure server can read it).
This greatly reduces the probability of your credit card information and precious data being viewed by unwelcome eyes.
An insecure transaction is basically an “open” transaction that can be seen by anyone who knows how – which could mean your credit card information could be captured and used. Always make sure the web design company and host you use makes order form pages secure.
You should see a little locked padlock in the top left-hand corner of your browser. If the padlock is open, it means that page is not secure and there is a risk of a third party accessing your information.