2. When you are searching for a place to buy a specific thing and not one of the results appear to be from familiar retailers, you need to be hesitant about entering your data. Look for security signs from Verisign or Cybertrust, so you know the retailer is not in the market to take your hard earned money.
3. Talk to your friends about their favorite online stores. There are millions of sites out there, and there is no way you can find them all yourself. Talk to the people you already know to find out who the reputable online retailers are, and where they like to purchase. This will save you a lot of time as well as.
4. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL and it should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Always have an updated copy of anti-virus running on your computer as well. This will make certain you have a safe online shopping experience.
5. When shopping online, use a credit card as opposed to a debit card. This is because credit cards are based on your credit, not the amount of money in your bank account. In case a internet hacker gets your banking information, they can completely ruin you within a matter of hours.