After the banking question, the next question usually is about shopping online. I too shop online, but still have some guiding principles to keep my risk low.

  • Only shop at reputable online stores.
  • Use a credit card and not a debit card. The card companies are usually on your side to protect you from fraud. Using a credit card gives you the most protection.
  • Use an alternate email address. This way you get spam or other newsletter advertisements from the store, it will not hit your primary email account.