1. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted your order detailing exactly what was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy of this or save a copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Be sure to save any emails concerning your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. When you are making a purchase online, ensure that you use credit cards to pay for the transaction. Charge card users are protected against fraud by federal law and are only liable for $50 in these cases. Some card agencies will even go so far regarding wave the $50 for you, meaning that you will not be out of pocket.
3. When you enjoy the comfort of frequent online shopping, it's extremely important to keep changing the passwords you use for every account. Every couple of weeks roughly, make up a whole new password to your bank and the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for that strongest passwords.
4. If you are looking at purchasing from the seller for the first time, take a moment to carefully examine their past customer reviews. Typically this provides you with an approximate idea of which kind of goods and services you ought to expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again needs to be given a large swerve.
5. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases in the future, consider applying for a separate bank card to use just for these transactions. It is easier to track all transactions should they be the only items listed on this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry regarding your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.