Ho, ho, ho! It’s already the Christmas season, which means people are putting on their Santa hats and buying gifts for their loved ones on their nice list. Things may have changed but the holiday spirit remains the same, especially for the modern-day Santa who has found a reliable partner in spreading the holiday cheer. G Pa Rin ang Pasko dahil GCash ang kasama, which means you can do your holiday shopping conveniently and securely without having to go out in the cold and silent night. This year, experience a worry-free Christmas while enjoying your bibingka and puto bumbong safely at home.
But before you get into your holiday hauls, you need to be mindful of those on the naughty list and the tricks they have up their sleeves. You better watch out for these few GChecklist reminders from Santa:
Do search about the seller; don’t skip the getting-to-know stage. Research about who you’re transacting with. You can check if they have accounts on other platforms or if customers have posted about them on pages or groups.
Do check seller reviews; don’t rush into any too-good-to-be-true deals. This Christmas, Santa is reminding you to support small businesses, especially those from your friends and relatives. If you’re buying from a small business you don’t know, make sure you check the reviews. Read the comments section on their official Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as product ratings and feedback on Lazada and Shopee. Good reviews mean they are a trusted seller and that you’re going to get what you pay for.
Do check when the account was made; don’t underestimate what their history can tell. A potential red flag when buying online is newly-made accounts with barely any activity. The seller could be a legitimate one who has just started, but it’s also possible that it’s a fake that keeps making new accounts to avoid detection.
Do make the most of your Christmas; don’t worry about the fun away. There are many ways to recreate the joy of Christmas wherever you are. With the Merry GCash activities, you can support local and small businesses while enjoying discounts at the Christmas GLife Tiangge, send your aguinaldo with heartfelt messages via the app’s Send Pamasko with Clip, and even have the option to donate to your chosen charity.
Rest easy and if you have any concerns, go straight to the Help Center accessible within the app. Always remember to #GCheckMuna and go over these short and easy tips when shopping online. That way, you can have a merrier and safer Christmas!