Online buying and selling is growing by leaps and bounds. Millions of dollars are spent everyday in online trading.
Vast majority of kiwi fellows are sincere, honest traders.
Unfortunately, there are those that will be looking to steal some of it. Make sure you’re not a victim.

Make sure your PC is safe to start with. Always update and install your operating system updates (windows updates or mac security updates) and install
a trusted anti-virus program to keep the offenders at bay.

Malicious software, called malware (spyware), are programs that can record every key typed on a computer, capture screenshots, steal documents
and files and open hidden backdoors to your computer. This information is then sent back to the person called hacker who installed it.

Malware and Spyware can be installed by anyone who has access to a computer or they can be hidden in ‘harmless’ email attachments or
uploaded via ‘fishy’ websites.

If you use Online banking, malware can record your bank account passcode. This information can then be used to steal money from your bank accounts.

How to fool keyloggers:
Key-logging software cannot capture mouse actions. You can use this weakness to protect your information from keyloggers.

When typing in your usernames or passwords enter some extra characters – then delete them using the mouse.

For example, if your internet banking password is ‘fortunate’:

type in ‘unfortunately’ then
highlight with your mouse the first two letters ‘un’ and delete it using the Delete key
then highlight the last two letters ‘ly’ and delete them.
When you click OK/Logon/Enter the password that is sent to your bank will be ‘fortunate’. The keylogger would register ‘dangerously {BackSpace}{BackSpace}’
because it does not track your mouse movements.

How to protect yourself against malware:
You don’t always know whether you have malware on your computer, so it’s important to have the latest virus detection
software on your computer. Make sure that it checks for spyware like keyloggers.

You should also:

~~ be aware that whenever you use a computer in a public place like an Internet cafe or library it may contain malware designed
to capture your information
~~ keep your operating system up to date
~~ be careful with file sharing programs – if these are not configured correctly, others may have access to all your files
~~ increase the privacy level on your browser to not accept cookies from untrusted sites
~~ never click on a web link in an email, as they may not take you to the site they say they are
~~ be careful when opening email attachments as they can infect your computer
~~ be wary of websites that use popups or seem ‘dodgy’, as these can be dangerous
~~ use a unique password for Internet banking that is different from all your other passwords
~~ follow our mouse action example above for getting around keyloggers
~~ use malware detection software
~~ set your web browser to not save passwords (and delete ones that may have already been stored).

Tradely will never ask for your password or banking details via email. Never respond to any password requests and simply delete such emails.

Try to logon to tradely NZ from your familiar computer only and not just any untrusted PC over which you have no control.

Feedback is a great indicator of a traders past dealings and trust worthiness. Always check a traders feedback before commiting to deal
with them. Tradely reviews all traders feedback history on a regular basis and any traders found not complying with our terms and conditions and
feedback ratings will be terminated.

Local pick ups are a great option to deal with traders who are just establishing themselves and may not have any feedback history to depend upon.
Always meet at a public place in day-light hours and inspect goods before making payment. Have a trusted adult to accompany you.