1. If a website is not secure, do not buy something. Simply look up at the web address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" instead of an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your charge card information. However, if there is no "s" within the address, start working on a different site to be around the safe side.
2. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the credit card statement comes in the mail. If you notice any charges that you did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.
3. Many online shopping sites offer discounts if you use a "promotion code". These codes are easily found online by entering the words "coupon code" along with the manufacturer or name of the website you will be buying from. They could offer a percentage off or free shipping simply by entering within a simple code which can be easily found by investing a few minutes searching for it.
4. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. For example, if you are unable to find a certain size of jeans at the store close to you, you can look on the store's website and discover if they are accessible to be shipped to you.
5. If you are planning to be online shopping, make sure that you do it from a computer connection you already know is secure, like the one which you have in your own home. Hackers try to find WI-Fi connections in public places if they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.