1. Although it may seem tedious, make sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase at a website. These documents have valuable info on what you can and cannot do when you have a problem with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly to ensure that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to return items.
2. If you feel you will be making a lot of online purchases down the road, consider trying to get a separate credit card to use simply for these transactions. It is easier to track all transactions when they are the only items listed about 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.
4. When you shop online, ensure that the online store offers secure checkout. This will assist protect your personal information from being stolen. To ensure the site is encrypted look up into your web browser's URL box. The website is secured if the website starts with https. This stands for hyper transfer protocol secure.
5. Be careful which sites you patronize. It is difficult to learn which are around the up or higher and that are not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not seem sensible or the design seems off, go to a different site. Additionally, if a lot of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.