1. When shopping online, be sure the site you are on starts with "https". The "S" implies that the site is secure, which entails that you could safely enter your personal information without having to concern yourself with identity theft. If a site does not have the "S" in it, you might want to avoid using it.
2. When you enjoy the ease of frequent online shopping, it's extremely important to keep changing the passwords you use for each and every account. Every few weeks approximately, make up a new password for the bank and the shopping sites directly. Use abstract words, combined with numbers and other odd characters for the strongest passwords.
4. Never give out your Social Security number with an online merchant. This number is not required for placing orders online. Giving an online store your Social Security number can help them use your personal and personal information to steal your identity. To prevent that, if you carry on an online store site and find out that as being a requirement, usually do not buy anything from them and shop elsewhere.
5. Sign-up for any identity theft protection your credit card company offers, specifically if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe it is possible to protect your information, it's never one hundred percent guaranteed. Take full advantage of automatic ID protection and know you will have back-up, should the worst occur.