1. When you are creating any purchases on the internet and you are required to make a user account, never use 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 somebody was able to check this out password, they can have access to not only your profile on the retailer's store.
2. A reputable online seller should have a history that is recorded with the Better Business Bureau. Check with the BBB prior to deciding to part with your hard earned money to find out if there have been any major or continual complaints lodged against them. You don't want to be spending your money with a company that fails to offer.
3. If you are looking at purchasing 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 sort of goods and services you should expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again should be given a wide swerve.
4. Be mindful which sites you patronize. It is difficult to find out which are on the up and up and which can be not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not sound right or the design seems off, go to a different site. Additionally, if a lot of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.
5. To help protect your credit, use only one credit card for online purchases. This will help you quickly track your spending habits when the charge card statement comes in the mail. If you notice any charges that you did not make, call the credit card company immediately and report it to them.