1. Sign-up for any identity theft protection your credit card company offers, especially if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe you are able 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.
2. If you're concerned about whether a shopping site is legitimate or otherwise not, do some research about this. The internet could be a great way to find out about other people's experiences with assorted sites. When the reviews of others seem promising, consider making a small first order. This can enable you to test out the client service, shipping, and gain a feel for the company without risking a lot of money.
3. A great way to stay safe when you shop online is in order to avoid clicking any web addresses that are sent into your email. If you are expecting an email from a company, go to the actual website and do not click any links. Legitimate businesses do not send emails asking for personal information or account information.
4. When getting things shipped to your home that you simply bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of items. You have a straight to receive items according to the terms stated when you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Check with the BBB for exact specifics and obtain what's arriving at you fairly!
5. If a website is not secure, do not make a purchase. Simply look up at the website address when you are shopping. If you notice an "https" as opposed to an "http," you can feel confident enough to insert your credit card information. However, if there is no "s" within the address, proceed to a different site to be in the safe side.