1. When you are creating any purchases online and you are required to make a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of your e-mail or banking password to make an account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If someone was able to see this password, they might have access to more than simply your profile on the retailer's store.
2. If you are planning to be shopping online, make sure that you practice it from a computer connection you know is secure, like the one that you have in your own home. Hackers try to find WI-Fi connections in public places if they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.
3. When you find yourself making a purchase online, ensure that you use credit cards to pay for the transaction. Charge card users are protected against fraud by federal law and therefore are only accountable for $50 in these cases. Some card agencies will even go so far as to wave the $50 for you, meaning that you will not be out of pocket.
4. Before you start your internet shopping, make sure that you've got up-to-date antivirus software. Shopping online is a hotbed for suspect websites. Some people build stores with the goal to infect your computer with malware. It's best which you take precautions prior to visiting any stores, no matter how reputable you feel these are.