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Online shopping fraud on the rise

The increase in online shopping due to the covid-19 pandemic also saw a sharp rise in online scams all over the world. Along with a raging pandemic Pakistanis too, must be wary of online scammers ready to hustle them out of their money. Recently, a number of fake e-shopping websites have become rampant particularly in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Kiran Khan, a beautician, told APP that since she could not manage to go out for shopping during lockdown she ordered a few products for her beauty salon. “When I received them, I was shocked to see the substandard items. I tried to return the products back to them but it was too late as the website had closed.”

Haroon Ali, a student of Matric, said his first online shopping experience was ruined by a fraudulent website. “I ordered a few shirts for my younger brother to gift

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Consumers are looking for flexibility and new forms of payments: Walter Pimenta

The coronavirus pandemic that emerged in 2020 plunged us into prolonged lockdowns. This undoubtedly caused consumers’ buying habits to transform to favor contactless payments and online shopping. The truth is that there were not many options. With stores closed, many businesses turned to e-commerce in order to survive.

The world is starting to open up again, but this electronic payment preference seems to be here to stay. According to the Mastercard New Payments Index report , carried out in 18 countries, specifically speaking of Latin America, 83% of people consider using at least one emerging payment method – such as cryptocurrencies, biometric technologies, contactless payments or the QR code. Almost three-quarters (72%) of those surveyed confirm that they have already tried a new payment method, which they would not have done under normal circumstances, compared to 63% globally.

We spoke with Walter Pimenta, Senior VP of Products and Innovation at

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Tarzan Bottoms Are Summer’s Biggest Swimwear Trend. Here Are 23 To Shop

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to start the daunting task of shopping for swimwear. I don’t know about you, but my 2020 swimsuit lineup was nothing close to on-trend or photo-ready, mostly because the only place I wore it was on my roof. This summer, though, a new swimwear style has arrived on the scene, taking over Instagram and TikTok feeds alike. Introducing: Tarzan bikinis, the barely-there, ’80s-style swim bottoms — also called curtain string bikinis — that are making a serious splash (ha) in 2021. After having grown used to shopping for high-rise, vintage-style bikinis for the past four summers, finding Tarzan bottoms that fit, don’t pinch, and look great is like entering into uncharted waters. That said, once you get acquainted with shopping for swimsuits that show off, well, everything, we’re sure

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Start saving on online shopping with this browser extension

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For obvious reasons, online shopping has been an absolute necessity over the past year. However, the growing scarcity of certain essential items has made shopping online challenging and expensive. Capital One Shopping is a simple and free browser extension that can help save you money and time when it comes to getting a hold of everything you need.

Capital One Shopping will notify you if an item you’re browsing is available at a cheaper price elsewhere before you checkout on Amazon, Target or Best Buy. Once you install the browser extension, you’ll also get access to automatic coupons and discount codes on supported sites that apply to your cart at checkout without you having to do anything. As you shop, you’ll accrue loyalty rewards — aka

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