DON'T FALL VICTIM TO FUEL OIL SCAMS OR DECEPTIVE "E-COMMERCE" TYPE OIL WEBSITES THAT CONCEAL THEIR IDENTITY OR THE IDENTIY OF THE OIL COMPANY THAT MAKES THEIR DELIVERIES.
STAY SAFE BY CHOOSING CODFUEL.COM.
SOME "DEALS" OUT THERE MAY NOT BE A DEAL AT ALL.
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Dear Codfuel.com Members,
In recent times, there has been more and more "Copy Cat" websites trying to emulate Codfuel.com. Many of them are using the words "codfuel.com" in their domain name and advertisments. The goal is to try and trick consumers into thinking that they are Codfuel.com.
We know you are way too smart for such a "Bait & Switch" tactic like that. However, I wanted to pass it along because imitating Codfuel.com seems to have become a new "sport" these days.
No matter what imposters do, they cannot imitate our distinctive service, superior customer care and above industry average website security. They also cannot use our Codfuel.com "logo", so make sure you see the Codfuel.com logo on your next order.
WATCH OUT FOR OIL COMPANY'S THAT DISGUISE THEMSELVES AS "LONG ISLAND" and other fuel oil E-COMMERCE SITES
If you stopped doing business with a specific company for any reason, you just might be using them again without your knowledge because they could be hiding behind a website that disguises their name. Always be certain who you are ordering from by choosing Codfuel.com. We always post the Company name so you can choose who you do business with.
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Here are a few things to watch out for on other websites that could be dangerous or jeopardize your credit, identity or more:
1. Shopping for oil prices on a website that hides the oil company's name. (would you buy any other product from an unknown company?)
2. Ordering on a website but having to give your credit card numbers directly to the delivery company. (protect your identity and credit)
3. Ordering with Cash without knowing the name of the oil company. (this could be dangerous, who else knows about cash you have on hand?)
4. Look up the domain name (www.websitename.com) on www.whois.com to see who owns it. If it's a private name by "proxy" that is hidden from the public, then they may not be reputable. Why would they hide their true identity (imagine Macy's hiding their name from the public?) If the name is not private, look further and you can see the identity of the "real" people or company behind the website name, you may be surprised.
PLEASE READ BELOW TO SEE SOME OF THE GREAT BENEFITS OF CHOOSING CODFUEL.COM
Aside from great oil prices, It's vital to remember the key benefits of using Codfuel.com. Below are some of those reasons why you chose Us.
We differ from any other Website because we offer our Members a choice of qualified oil dealers in which to select from. As a Codfuel.com customer, you always know who is delivering your oil because you personally select the oil company. We never "mask" the company name like our "copy cat" websites.
Ordering fuel oil online (especially with a cash purchase), you need to know who is making your delivery. You need to know this BEFORE you place your order. Copy cat websites hide the oil dealer names so you are in the dark during your ordering process. This may not seem like an issue, but clearly, oil is very expensive these days and if you are home alone with upwards of $1000 cash in your hand waiting for a stranger to show up, this could be a recipe for disaster.
Credit Card / Identity Protection
Codfuel.com takes many steps to protect your identity and credit card information. Most websites claim to be secure because they have an SSL certificate that shows a padlock in your browser and claims to be secure. An SSL certicicate is only the first step in securing a website. It does not offer full protection. SSL certificates are a necessity, but they are the most basic form of security and provide only minimum security at best. For example, an SSL certificate would be equivalent to having a band-aid when you need surgery. A band-aid may slow the bleeding, but inevitably, the band-aid will not suffice.
Codfuel.com also started with an SSL certificate back over 10 years ago. Times have changed and hackers are more sophisticated. The credit card industry has also evolved due to the volume of online purchases and the amount of credit card fraud. MasterCard & Visa have developed Payment Card Industry Standards (PCI). Codfuel.com has also adopted the PCI Compliance Standards and also exceeded their requirements to protect our members.
The Codfuel.com website is scanned daily for any vulnerabilities. We also use encryption software that turns your credit card numbers into scambled "jiberish" when seen by a human eye.
***MAKE SURE the name of the website remains in the address bar of your web browser when you are entering credit card information. Many websites use 3rd party shopping carts to save money while putting you at more risk. The last thing you need is more people having access to your credit information.
Would You Trust This Guy With Your Credit Card?
Did you know that a hacker can penetrate any type of field on a website and gain access to your credit card information? This is called an injection attack. For example, without proper security measures in place, a hacker can enter through an email address field or a customer login field and steal your credit card information or your address information (see example above about being home alone with cash). If a hacker can get your home address and see you have a cash order in progress, what prevents them from coming to your home?) Codfuel.com is specially coded to prevent injection attacks.
Does Everything Add Up? Beware of The NEW Bait & Switch
Many oil Companies are now putting up websites that do not match their company name. This is the New Bait & Switch game going on now. If you do not know the "Real" company you are ordering from....DON'T ORDER. There are many reasons why an oil company will hide their true identity. Without going into detail, I will say that if a company is hiding their identity by using a different website name than their own business, then there is something wrong. Steer clear and do not give your personal information or enter your credit card numbers into their website. There are many reputable oil dealers to choose from without having to wonder who you are actually giving your money to.
No Guesswork Needed - Be Safe, The BBB Works for You
If you are not sure about the website you are ordering from, then the easiest way to be clear is to make sure they are an Accredited Business from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). To become accredited from the BBB requires many different background checks and protocols that must be followed by the business owner. The BBB will not accept just anyone to be accredited. They do all the work so you don't have too. If you have any doubt, visit BBB.org and lookup the Company. Our rating is above.
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