1. If you are going to be doing some shopping online, make sure you be aware of the liability for each and every credit card you utilize online. Many credit cards have automatic fraud prevention integrated while others offer it for a minimal fee. You do not need to get stuck with purchases made on the card when the number is stolen.
2. When you're shopping online you have to be sure you are aware who you're buying from. If you're buying with an online auction site, only order from people that have positive feedback. On other sites look to see when they are a reputable company by searching for reviews upon them online.
3. Be careful which sites you patronize. It is difficult to learn which are on the up and up and which are not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not make sense or the design seems off, go to a different site. In addition, if a variety of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.
4. If you find an excellent product on the favorite site, search for it in a 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 obtain it cheaper from somewhere else. You might be able to save a few dollars like that.
5. Before buying from a new online retailer, perform some research on them. Check online reviews from other customers to see the actual way it handles things like customer service, shipping, and its overall buying experience. You can also check the BBB to find out if it has any disputes and whether those disputes were resolved professionally. Try contacting the company via email and phone number, if it's posted to ask questions on its business before you buy anything.