We get a lot of questions about using credit cards and ordering online. People want to know if its safe, and quite a few people call us saying they never put their credit card online.
As with most things related to privacy, there’s not a simple answer. But here’s one thing that would probably surprise you:
Placing an order online is almost always SAFER than placing an order over the phone. Why?
Its because placing an order online takes the human element out of 99.9% of the process. Online retailers that are credit card security compliant and have secure checkouts never actually see your credit card number. Its all handled behind the scenes and no human ever gets involved.
If you call your order in, there is of course the person on the other end of the line that could steal your info or
anyone listening to the conversation could as well. That’s why we encourage people to buy our books online as opposed to calling it in. We of course secure our phone lines and do thorough background checks on our employees, but online is just more secure in this day and age.
Just remember these tips when ordering online:
Your Privacy Guy