1. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases later on, consider applying for a separate bank card to use only for these transactions. It is easier to track all transactions if they are the only items listed about this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry regarding your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
2. If you find a great product on your own favorite site, search for it in an internet search engine before you buy it. Make note of the model number or brand, and do a quick search to ensure that you can't have it cheaper from somewhere else. You might be able to save a few dollars that way.
3. If you are intending to be online shopping, make sure that you do it from a computer connection you understand is secure, like the one which you have at home. Hackers try to find WI-Fi connections in public places if they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.
4. When you shop online, it is critical that you spend a little time looking at the site that you are considering buying from. You can find information about the web page from other sites and the Better Business Bureau. Not researching them could lead to you having the products you probably did not order or getting billed more than you should have.
5. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a reduction or some form of deal once you sign up for their newsletter. Determine if there is a deal associated with subscribing to the newsletter at any store you need to shop at.