Whether you are shipping essential business items, cargo, or personal possessions, security and trustworthiness are vital.
Making judgements on this can start with a freight company’s website. Are the pages hosted on an https connection, where you see a padlock by the web address, does everything appear to make sense to you.
Online fraudsters are known to copy freight, or courier websites, as part of their activities. We naturally take every precaution regarding our website and where any copied content is found, action is taken.
The website itself is safely hosted and the underlying content management system is kept up to date. Security checks take place regularly, along with monitoring site specific data from web providers such as Google.
Even so, we can not control the entire web and continuing to be vigilant makes sense. That something is wrong can be fairly obvious, or at times harder to identify, there are UK organisations set up to assist with this.
Help To Stay Safe
A wide range of bodies offer support on specialist aspects, such as banking irregularities, or inappropriate website content. On a wider basis, three facilities in the UK are worth keeping in mind:
- The Information Commissioner provides useful information on how to stay safe online, from purchasing goods, to social networks.
- Action Fraud is the place to report online criminal activity, including fraud, phishing, counterfeit items, or cyber attacks.
- The National Trading Standards website is another support option for electronic crime, they focus on consumer related issues.
Also worth noting warnings in Google search results for malicious websites, or you can check the current status of a website with them before visiting.
Our Website Management
We receive ongoing support from the Website Report Service, to help ensure good quality pages and online safety. Our own management are closely involved and appreciate the responsibility running a site brings.
The objective of an online facility should be to meet user needs in a technically efficient way. Main services need to be easily accessible, as does information on the company and contact details.
We want the website to be pleasant to visit, although appreciate this is for business users. They require a fair reflection of who we are as an organisation and the ability to see straightforward information related to their needs.
Being able to browse this information knowing that good web security is in place is part of usability, so details they see can be trusted.
Should you have any issues or suggestions regarding ways we can make our website more user friendly, they are welcome. Having a site which is as effective as the services this portrays will help us and our clients.