Use a secure browser.
This is the software you use to navigate the Internet. Your browser should comply with industry security standards, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). These standards scramble the purchase information you send over the Internet, helping to secure your transaction. Most computers come with a browser installed. You also can download some browsers for free over the Internet.
Shop with companies you know.
Anyone can set up shop online under almost any name. If you're not familiar with a merchant, ask for a paper catalog or brochure to get a better idea of their merchandise and services. Also, determine the company's refund and return policies before you place your order. These should be posted on the company's Web site.
Keep your password(s) private.
Be creative when you establish a password, and never give it to anyone. Avoid using a telephone number, birth date, or a portion of your Social Security number. Instead, use a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols.
Hi! My first post here and I'm not too sure if this is the correct place to post, but if you can help me out that would be great!
I'm thinking about buying a couple of hard to find books and cds online this holiday and I'm a bit hesitant about the safety of online shopping. My buddy tells me it not safe because people can steal your credit card and information on the web. Is this true?
I love the idea and convenience of shopping online, which definitely beats the crazy crowds now. So please if you can offer me some sound advice to safely shopping online or just staight up tell me don't do it, I would appreciate it. All advice and suggestions welcomed. I'm all ears. Thank you!