1. When you are making any purchases on the internet and you are required to create a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not use your e-mail or banking password to make a free account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If someone was able to check this out password, they might have access to more than simply your profile on the retailer's store.
2. In case a company features a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and discount codes to people on the mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only sign up for a company's newsletter in the event you really like their goods and would use a promotion code.
3. When you shop online, be sure the site you happen to be on starts off with "https". The "S" signifies 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 lacks the "S" in it, you might like to avoid using it.
4. Take the time to browse through different online stores to compare and contrast the products offered. Unless you have your mind set on a specific brand, you should take the time to compare different products. Select one with all the features you need and compare prices too. Visit your favorite online stores often since new releases become available on a regular basis.
5. To guard yourself use a credit card when you shop online. The federal government has passed laws to protect consumers in the event of fraud. The amount the customer is responsible for is a mere $50.00 as compared to atm cards where the entire balance can be withdrawn by internet hackers.