1. If you think that you will be making a lot of online purchases in the future, consider obtaining a separate credit card to use just for these transactions. It is easier to track all transactions when they are the only items listed about this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry concerning your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
2. In case a company includes a newsletter, sign-up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and online coupons to people on their own 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 join a company's newsletter should you really like their products and would use a coupon code.
3. Before investing in a product online, find out more about shipping. If you do not find any details about shipping costs, contact the owner to find out if there are additional charges for shipping. If there are several shipping options, choose an affordable and reliable option to make sure you receive your product quickly.
4. When you are making any purchases on the web and you are required to produce a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of e-mail or banking password to make your account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If someone was able to check this out password, they might have access to not only your profile on the retailer's store.
5. Be sure that you're entering your payment details on a secure site. Look for "https://" in the URL from the site that you're attempting to buy something from. If you don't see that or no sign of any website security, then it's probably a good idea not to trust those people along with your account information.