1. Be cautious where you submit your bank card information. When you are shopping online, always use secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to guard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS rather than the standard HTTP. There will also be a locked icon, either in your address or status bar, depending on which browser you use.
2. While shopping online, make sure the site you are on starts with "https". The "S" means that the site is secure, which entails that you could safely enter your personal information without having to be worried about identity theft. If a site lacks the "S" in it, you might want to avoid using it.
3. When you are searching for a place to buy a product and none of the results seem to be from familiar retailers, you ought to be hesitant about entering your data. Look for security signs from Verisign or Cybertrust, so that you know the retailer is not out to take your cash.
4. While shopping online, it is crucial that you spend a little time looking at the site that you are considering buying from. You can find information about the website from other sites and the Better Business Bureau. Not researching them can lead to you obtaining the products you did not order or getting billed greater than you should have.
5. Make sure to read all the information about any product you are considering purchasing. Just looking in a picture online can be deceiving sometimes. It will make a product look bigger or smaller than it is. Make sure to browse the description which means you know exactly what you are purchasing.