1. If you are going to be shopping on the web, make sure that you do it from a computer connection you already know is secure, like the one which 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.
2. If you're purchasing clothes or shoes online, be careful with all the sizing. Some items typically run smaller or greater than normal. Some shopping sites will advertise if an item runs true to size. If the site doesn't list anything about sizing, glance at the reviews. In most cases, if the item is running larger or smaller, the reviewers will let you know.
3. Do more research in the online store you are considering before ordering a product from their store. If a store does not provide quality service or products, you will more than likely find some negative reviews published on other sites. It is best to stay with online stores having an excellent reputation.
4. Discover the online store's return policy. In case you are considering making a purchase on an item that you may want to return, be sure you find out if returning the item is an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items are unable to be returned and you may not want to be tied to an unwanted item.
5. When shopping online, use a credit card as opposed to a debit card. This is because bank cards are based on your credit, not the amount of money in your bank account. When a internet hacker gets your banking information, they can completely ruin you within a matter of hours.