1. Sign-up for any identity theft protection your credit card company offers, particularly if you shop online often. No matter how safe you are or how diligently you believe you can protect your information, 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. Look for the right times to shop online. Often the stores that you frequent will have online sales that follow a time pattern. Many, for instance, schedule sales for the beginning of the month or at the end. If you notice there's a pattern, hold off on buying anything until the upcoming sales period begins.
3. 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 web. If you choose the first sale you see, there is a chance you are going to miss out on a better deal elsewhere.
4. If you are looking at purchasing from the seller for the first time, take a moment to carefully examine their past customer reviews. For the most part this will give you an approximate idea of what type of goods and services you should expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again needs to be given a broad swerve.
5. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Keep this in mind when you are choosing a site to shop from. Should you don't feel at ease providing the company with your credit card information, try to find another site. Try to find a web site that offers a secure page when you're adding your charge card information.