1. When you are shopping online, make sure that you are just shopping on secure websites. Look in the site URL and it should display "https" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Always have an updated copy of anti-virus running on your computer also. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
2. 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.
3. Look for coupons before purchasing a product online. Most online stores always have some promotional offers going on. If you do not find any information regarding current offers on the site of the online store, look on other sites. Customers sometimes share their coupon codes on discussion boards or couponning blogs.
4. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the charge card statement is available in the mail. If you notice any charges that you did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.
5. Make sure that you're entering your payment details on a secure site. Try to find "https://" within the URL in the site that you're attempting to buy something from. If you don't see that or no sign of any website security, then it's probably a wise idea not to trust those people along with your account information.