1. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the bank card statement will come in the mail. If you notice any charges that you simply did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.
2. When looking for a product online, take the time to read reviews. Try finding the same product on different sites to read as numerous reviews as you can. Reading many reviews will help you get a more general idea of whether or not the product you are interested in meets high standards of quality.
3. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Remember this when you are selecting a site to purchase from. In the event you don't feel relaxed providing the company with your bank card information, look for another site. Try to find a site that offers a safe and secure page when you're adding your charge card information.
4. If a company has a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, special deals and coupon codes to people on the mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only join a company's newsletter should you really like their products and services and would use a coupon code.
5. If you are making a purchase online, ensure that you use a charge card to pay for the transaction. Credit card users are protected against fraud by federal law and they are only liable for $50 in these cases. Some card agencies will even go so far as to wave the $50 for you, which means you will not be out of pocket.