1. If you are going to become doing some shopping online, make sure you comprehend the liability for each and every credit card you make use of online. Many credit cards have automatic fraud prevention built in while others offer it for a minimal fee. You do not want to get stuck with purchases made on the card when the number is stolen.
2. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the Internet. If you opt for the first sale you see, there is a chance you are going to miss out on an improved deal somewhere else.
3. If a company includes a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions 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 if you really like their goods and would use a promotion code.
5. Should you be shopping online, never give out your Social Security number. There is not any website that needs this number for you to make a purchase. If you are being asked for your Social Security number during checkout, you are probably on a scam website. Leave this site and find one that has a better reputation.