1. Sign-up for any identity fraud protection your credit card company offers, especially if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe you can protect your details, it's never one hundred percent guaranteed. Take full advantage of automatic ID protection and know you will have back-up, should the worst occur.
2. When getting things shipped to your home that you bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of products. You have a directly to receive items according to the terms stated once you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Talk with the BBB for exact specifics and get what's arriving at you fairly!
4. Before shopping from a store that is unfamiliar with you, find out what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do an internet search and find out what others think of the business. It is best to accomplish this so you do not find out the hard way and lose your cash.
5. In case a company features a newsletter, register. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, special deals and online coupons 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 subscribe to a company's newsletter in the event you really like their products and services and would use a coupon code.