1. When you enjoy the ease of frequent internet shopping, it's very important to keep changing the passwords you use for each account. Every couple of weeks roughly, make up a new password for the bank as well as the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for the strongest passwords.
2. Be wary of the emails you get, even if they appear to be from a retailer you trust. Never click on a hyperlink that directs you to a site other than the main one you shopped on. If you do, you may become vulnerable to a scam. Rather than simply clicking an email hyperlink, just go up to your browser and enter in the web site you would like to go to. It really is much safer that way.
4. 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" rather than an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your charge card information. However, if there is no "s" in the address, start working on a different site to be on the safe side.
5. Before investing in a product online, find out more about shipping. If you do not find any information regarding shipping costs, contact the seller to find out if there are additional charges for shipping. If there are several shipping options, choose an affordable and reliable option to make sure you receive your product quickly.