1. A great way to stay safe when shopping online is to prevent clicking any web addresses that are sent into your email. If you are expecting an email from a company, go to the actual website and do not click any links. Legitimate businesses do not send emails asking for personal information or account information.
2. Sign up for your chosen online stores' newsletters. Often times online stores sends out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save cash, you might be able to score some great deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
3. If you frequently shop online, ensure your antimalware is always high quality and up to date. Major shopping sites are often targeted by hackers as well as other shady types who try to steal your individual identification or get into your accounts. Heed any warnings your security software gives you about sites and report suspicious activity to the webmaster of the shopping site.
4. Discover the online store's return policy. Should you be considering building a purchase on an item that you might want to return, make sure to find out if returning the item is definitely an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items are unable to be returned and you may not want to be saddled with an unwanted item.
5. 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" instead of an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your bank card information. However, if there is no "s" in the address, start working on a different site to be in the safe side.