1. Sign-up for any id theft protection your credit card company offers, especially if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe it is possible to protect your details, it's never one hundred percent guaranteed. Take full advantage of automatic ID protection and know you will have back-up, should the worst occur.
2. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Keep this in mind when you are choosing a site to purchase from. If you don't feel at ease providing the company with your bank card information, try to find another site. Try to find a site that offers a secure page when you're adding your charge card information.
3. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases in the future, consider trying to get a separate credit card to use only for these transactions. It is much 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 about your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
4. Although it might appear tedious, be sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase at a website. These documents have valuable information about what you can and cannot do when you have an issue with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly to ensure that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to return items.
5. Turn it into a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know whenever a product has dropped to some price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to fulfill the new deal.