Before you type your card details into a website, ensure 1) the website is trustworthy and 2) that the site is secure. If you were lured to website by a great offer—maybe one that seems too good to be true—that site might be selling illegal or pirated items. If you’re not familiar with the website, ask you’re tech-savvy, online shopping friends if they’ve used or heard of the site. If they haven’t, do some online research to see what you can find out.
When it comes to a site’s security, look out for a small padlock symbol in the address bar (or elsewhere in your browser window) and a web address beginning with “https://” (the “s” stands for secure).