1. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are merely shopping on secure websites. Look in the site URL and it also should display "https" as opposed to the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an up-to-date copy of anti-virus running on your computer too. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
2. When you are online shopping, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be seeking trouble. Some people have had their credit card and personal information stolen from shopping on less than reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.
3. If you are looking at purchasing coming from a seller the very first time, take a moment to carefully examine their past customer reviews. Typically this will give you an approximate idea of what type of goods and services you ought to expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again needs to be given a large swerve.
4. Be wary of any emails you obtain, even if they appear to be from a retailer you trust. Never click on a web link that directs you to a web site other than the main one you shopped on. Should you do, you may become vulnerable to a gimmick. Rather than simply clicking an email hyperlink, just go approximately your browser and type in the web site you need to go to. It really is much safer that way.
5. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted an order detailing anything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a duplicate of this or save a copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Make sure to save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.