1. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases down the road, consider applying for a separate bank card to use only for these transactions. It is simpler to track all transactions when they are the only items listed with this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry concerning your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
2. Be careful when it comes to the online stores that you consider buying from. If the web store is poorly designed, full of misspellings, and overall fishy, you should take your money elsewhere. These are signs that something might not be right about this store. It's safer to be safe than sorry.
3. Be careful where you submit your bank card information. When you are shopping online, only use secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to safeguard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS rather than the standard HTTP. There can also be a locked icon, in both your address or status bar, based on which browser you use.
4. Make sure that you're entering your payment details on a secure site. Try to find "https://" within the URL from the site that you're seeking 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 along with your account information.
5. Find out the online store's return policy. If you are considering building a purchase on an item that you might want to return, be sure you find out if returning the item is surely an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items cannot be returned and you may not want to be tied to an unwanted item.