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Old 08-31-2008, 10:01 PM   #1  
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the little padlock in the lower corner of the screen is not 'secure'? I placed an order just now for stamps and did not notice, until the split second before I hit the process button, that the padlock was slashed (meaning not secure?).
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What stamp company was it from? I have never had a problem and i don't ever really notice if that is on or not. Main sites are normally not secured but 99% of all companys processing pages are or else it should say this is not secure. Ive only seen like one like that and it said it.
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I think not having the padlock means that the site does not have SSL encryption, a device that changes your information into a code that makes it safer to send over the Internet. Generally, I try to double check that the secure lock is there. Did you notice if the address for that page started with https? If the address had an s in the http:// area that also means secure.
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Unfortunately, I NEVER pay any attention to that padlock and I may be sorry one of these days; but I don't order that much stuff on line. The companies I order from are typically pretty well known and would be in trouble with their customers if the site weren't secure. Just my .02.

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Most shopping cart websites are secure however, you won't see the little padlock until you hit submit or you are on the check-out screen.


So don't be afraid to shop if you don't see the padlock.

Another way to tell it the site is secure is to look at the address bar on the page where your financial information.

The page should switch from http: to https:, the 's' meaning secure.

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Some sites only have certain "pages" that are secure. When you first go to a site, the main page and browsing pages may not have the "s" after the http, but when you add things to your cart and click checkout, then the address should change to https while you are entering you important info like CC and address stuff. After you click some sort of "ok" button, you generally get a confirmation screen before actually "sending" your order. And generally, as I have seen it, that final confirmation screen doesnt usually have the "s" in the http because that screen doesnt hold that important info, it was the screen prior to it.
SO, you may have not seen the padlock when you clicked process, but it was probably there in the previous screen.

You could just send an email to the company or look around their home page. Generally on the home page or shipping page, if they are secure, it will be noted that checkouts are secure.
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Thanks for the answers and help! I was concerned because the checkout pages where my credit card was entered is where I saw the little slash over th padlock. Did not notice whether the url had 'http' or 'https' though. I do order a lot online and normally look, but last night I was in a hurry, so I forgot to check. I did ask them to contact me before processing the order because I had a question too. I'll find out then and try to post back what I find out. The company is Justrite stamps.
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Did a quick search and there's two companies with similar names so I am not sure which one you ordered from. There's Justrite stamps and Justrite Stampers. Justrite Stampers is the company who sells the monogram type stamps. If you bought from the Justrite Stampers website, it has a seal on the left hand column of the first page saying it's a secure website. Not sure about the other company, Justrite stamps. Didn't see anything on that one.
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Thank you for putting my mind at ease. It's the company that has the round monogram stamps! Now let's hope I ordered the right stuff to make the projects that I want. It was confusing for me to know if I was duplicating certain items.
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Thanks for the answers and help! I was concerned because the checkout pages where my credit card was entered is where I saw the little slash over th padlock. Did not notice whether the url had 'http' or 'https' though. I do order a lot online and normally look, but last night I was in a hurry, so I forgot to check. I did ask them to contact me before processing the order because I had a question too. I'll find out then and try to post back what I find out. The company is Justrite stamps.

Look on all our products pages and you will see a secure shopping seal. We are a secure WEB site.
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Thanks for the answers and help! I was concerned because the checkout pages where my credit card was entered is where I saw the little slash over th padlock. Did not notice whether the url had 'http' or 'https' though. I do order a lot online and normally look, but last night I was in a hurry, so I forgot to check. I did ask them to contact me before processing the order because I had a question too. I'll find out then and try to post back what I find out. The company is Justrite stamps.

Look on all our products pages and you will see an Authentic Secure Combo shopping seal. We are a secure WEB site.
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