1. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases down the road, consider obtaining a separate charge card to use just for these transactions. It is simpler to track all transactions should they be the only items listed on this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry regarding your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
2. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting around Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many online retailers have moved their sales days up by a few days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
3. Never give out your Social Security number with an online merchant. This number is not required for placing orders online. Giving an online store your Social Security number can help them use your personal and personal information to steal your identity. To prevent that, if you continue an online store site and see that as a requirement, do not buy anything from them and shop somewhere else.
4. If you are planning to be online shopping, make sure that you get it done from a computer connection you understand is secure, like one that you have in the home. Hackers look for WI-Fi connections in public places when they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.
5. If you want to buy books online, you'll get yourself a better deal if you get them used. Based on the condition you get them in, you may just end up paying a few cents plus shipping. Make sure you read through the description of the book to see if you will find any damages you should be aware of.