The holiday is around the corner! Are you ready to kickstart shopping? Perhaps you’ve already been shopping.
As a China-based online shopping service provider, however, online security and privacy tips should be kept in mind to achieve the balance between a good bargain and high security.
No one can or should refuse good deals, which, I believe, becomes increasingly true after the pandemic. As winter approaches, Temu offers wholesale prices to retail buyers anywhere, anytime, in any quantity and its winter sale just starts from $0.99. There’s no reason to say no to the deals unless you worry about the Chinese background of Temu which is the overseas version of Pinduoduo based in China.
Data security has been the top issue for which the Chinese are always blamed. Do you remember the story about the TikTok ban? Again, a Chinese company. Nevertheless, let’s keep the Chinese element aside. Who can assure the 100% of security of your online shopping data even if you’re shopping on a US website? Remember the Facebook data leak issue?
Data security has nothing to do with nationality. As long as you’ve left tracks on the Internet, a piece of data will be possibly collected. With more data being accumulated on the Internet, a clear sketch can be easily figured out. Therefore, it’s not about which website you’re shopping on but in what way you should shop online.
Temu or Amazon? When it comes to your online data, they’re the same.
Yes, you can browse the Temu app or website without logging in or creating an account.
When signing up for a Temu account, you may be asked to provide a phone number for verification purposes, but it is not mandatory. This step helps verify your identity and enhances the security of your account. However, if you want to purchase something on it, your phone number and address are required for shipping.
It’s been gradually a fact that the number used to register for an online account has been used as a unique online identity that is determined by the verification code sent in a text message to the number. That’s such an ordinary step whenever a new account is being established on a website or application that is easily ignored. You won’t realize that process unless you tend to be disturbed by annoying unwanted calls from telemarketers, or some anonymous ones. How so, then?
Whenever you give your number to an online website or application via the Internet, you’re leaving a spot on the Internet. The more spots you’ve left, the more information about you on the Internet will get. At the end, when all the spots are combined together, a sketch of yours will be easily figured out. You may use different names, home addresses, genders, email addresses, etc. on different websites. However, there’s one thing that remains unchanged, your phone number. After all, not everyone can have different phone numbers and a phone number fails to be randomly made by anyone. When the only phone number becomes a clear clue among all the data, there’s only one answer. It indicates YOU.
So, the optimal solution to getting a balance between deals and security on Temu is to register with a second phone number instead of your personal number. On one hand, you’re able to enjoy the deals in the shopping season. On the other hand, there’s no need to worry about your privacy leak on Temu or the Internet since the number indicates nothing about the real you.
Tada! Now you are able to buy anything on Temu with the biggest budget without any concern about privacy leaks.
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