1. For those who have questions while shopping, search for a live chat function in the online store. Many big brands (and even some boutique stores) now have this functionality. You are able to chat immediately with a customer support representative to repair any issues or answer any questions prior to buying. That can provide you with a lot of peace of mind.
2. Be mindful which sites you patronize. It is difficult to know which are on the up or higher and that are not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not seem sensible or the design seems off, go to a different site. Additionally, if a bunch of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.
4. 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 go for the first sale you see, there is a chance you may miss out on a much better deal elsewhere.
5. If you are planning to be online shopping, make sure that you do it from a computer connection you understand is secure, like the one that you have at home. Hackers search for WI-Fi connections in public places while they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.