When you buy stuff online, most retailers give you the option to check out as a guest or register with them. The latter can make it more convenient to check out next time, but here’s the case for buying as a guest.
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Of course, there are benefits to registering and creating an online account with a site. Again, it’s more convenient, and hey, maybe they’ll send you coupons down the road. However, CNET makes an important point against it:
If you don’t shop at a retailer often, it’s probably worth staying on the safe side and just buying as a guest. For more tips on how to shop safely online, check out their full post at the link below.Nearly every online retailer will ask you to create an account before checkout. If you can check out as a “guest,” you should. Using a guest account will keep a lot of your personal data off the company’s servers and safe in the event of a hack.
How to shop online and stay secure | CNET
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