1. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with all the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or bigger than normal. Some shopping sites will advertise if an item runs true to size. If the site doesn't list anything about sizing, glance at the reviews. In most cases, if the item is running larger or smaller, the reviewers will let you know.
2. Make sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Look for "https://" inside the URL from the site that you're attempting to buy something from. If you don't see that or no symbol of any website security, then it's probably a great idea not to trust those people with your account information.
3. When shopping online, use a credit card rather than a debit card. This is because credit cards are based on your credit, not the amount of money within your bank account. If a internet hacker gets your banking information, they can completely ruin you within dependent on hours.
4. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting around Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many internet retailers have moved their sales days up by a couple of days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
5. Never give out your Social Security number with an online merchant. This number is not required for placing orders online. Giving an online store your Social Security number can help them use your personal and personal information to steal your identity. To prevent that, if you carry on an online store site and see that being a requirement, tend not to buy everything from them and shop elsewhere.