When shopping online, know your rights as a consumer and recognize the signs of a scam before it’s too late. We found these tips and a video to help shop online with a little more peace of mind. These steps and precautions will help you protect yourself from identity theft, prevent online fraud, and avoid paying higher prices.
- Keep track of when your items are set to ship. Most retailers ship within 30 days of purchase unless otherwise specified.
- Pay by credit card for extra protection. This will prevent you from paying for things you ordered but didn’t get, or for fraudulent sales in your name.
- Read the reviews for a company. Doing this before buying will give you a better understanding of their reputation and business practices.