I am trying to purchase something over the internet from abroad (Hong Kong).
I tried to buy a product with my Visa card, but they said that Worldpay (their service provider for credit card payments) rejected the transaction and they are asking me (the online shop) to send the money via PayPal to them.
Should I be suspicious or this is normal and they are trying to avoid any credit card payment frauds?
I tried this in two different online shops in Hong Kong and I had the same reply from both: use PayPal.
I am just afraid about those dodgy fake online shop websites and I have read so many bad things about PayPal too.
How can I check if an online shop is not fake in the easiest way?