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For what it's worth, I have heard that online transactions using a secure
server are, in fact, safer than handing your card to a clerk at your
favorite department store.  I personally have done online purchases throught
amazon.com and other sites with no problems.

Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul McEntee [mailto:pmcentee(--nospam--at)home.com]
> Sent: Sunday, July 05, 1998 2:23 AM
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: RE: books purchase
>
>
> I've ordered software from various places on line, as well as books from
> amazon.com.  Never had a problem in the 15 or 20 times I've sent out my
> credit card number.  I'm just a little careful not to send my
> credit card on
> an unsecure server, which is usually not a problem as most larger online
> retailers have secure pages that allow encrypted transactions.
> It seems my
> credit card company encourages the use of credit cards online
> also, as when
> I asked about it the customer service person just explained various
> safeguards - they only allow transactions for stuff being shipped to your
> home, not anyone else's address and you're not responsible for
> more than $50
> of charges that aren't yours if someone does get the number anyway.
>
> So for my $0.02, have at it.  It's just way too convenient not to take
> advantage of, and the risks seem very small.
>
> Paul
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Juan Enrique Justo [mailto:jjusto(--nospam--at)copime.org.ar]
> Sent: Monday, June 01, 1998 4:37 PM
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: books purchase
>
>
> dear collegues,
>
> Thanks to the cyber bookstores, buying technical books/papers seems now
> to be easier than ever for those (like myself) who are far away from the
> usual source (usa).
> But we still are afraid of giving our plastic (c.card) number through the
> web.
>
> So, the question is: has anyone of you (or know other people) had any
> ?trouble? or bad experience whith this procedure, or it is stadistically
> ?safe???
>
> I would kindly appreciate your opinion.
>
> juan justo
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