1. If a website is not secure, do not buy something. Simply look up at the website address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" rather than an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your bank card information. However, if there is no "s" within the address, move on to a different site to be in the safe side.
2. If you are planning to be online shopping, make sure that you practice it from a computer connection you already know is secure, like the one that you have in the home. Hackers try to find WI-Fi connections in public places if they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.
3. Get familiar with the shipping facts of an online retailer. Their shipping policy should be outlined in a separate section to describe the average time you should get your items, geographic restrictions, shipping choices, possible shipping insurance, and what their shipping and handling fees are. Use all this information to choose if these costs and options fit well for you, your budget, as well as your area prior to placing an order.
4. Once you enjoy the convenience of frequent internet shopping, it's essential to keep changing the passwords you use for each and every account. Every couple of weeks roughly, make up a new password for the bank as well as the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for your strongest passwords.
5. A good online shopping tip to remember is to leave feedback after buying from a source you've never bought from before. This will help the both of you because you'll remember if you've enjoyed a good experience from them, and they will also obtain a reputation as a seller.