1. If you frequently shop online, make sure your antimalware is always high quality and up-to-date. Major shopping sites are frequently targeted by hackers as well as other shady types who attempt to steal your own personal identification or get into your accounts. Heed any warnings your security software offers you about sites and report suspicious activity to the webmaster of the shopping site.
2. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the credit card statement comes in the mail. If you notice any charges that you simply did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.
3. When you are shopping online, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be asking for trouble. Some people have had their credit card and personal information stolen from shopping on under reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.
4. Discover the online store's return policy. Should you be considering making a purchase on an item that you may want to return, make sure to find out if returning the item is an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items are unable to be returned and you may not want to be saddled with an unwanted item.