I skipped the sales purchase of a "hacker safe" badge. After doing some research (talking in person with online shoppers, reading about online sales figures, observing the banking industries approach and confidence in transaction over the web, +)... I have come to the conclusion that a "hacker safe` badge was a waste of money. (I hope no one here works for them of vigorously endorses their use... Not trying to anger, I just have an opinion.)
1. I am not a likely target
I don`t have millions of transactions per month or year. I do not retain complete customer information online.
2. Even the banks are doing it
Banks use internet technology to finalize billions of dollars of sales a month. They even ensure online transaction of their card holders.
3. Professionals designed ElusiveTreasures.com
The security side of ElusiveTreasures.com was designed by qualified professionals.
4. I don`t want to be targeted by hackers
I don`t want to be targeted by real hackers trying to show how easy it is to break into a "hacker safe" site.
5. Customers don`t look for the hacker safe badge
Not having the badge doesn`t discourage a purchase. Having the badge doesn`t suddenly encourage purchase. Customers are more concerned about the product image or description being truthful, and whether or not they will get what they paid for... or was the product or price too good to be true?
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words