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What steps can I take to protect my credit card when shopping online?

Some other things to do to protect your credit cards while shopping online include:

  1. Avoid purchasing any product advertised in spam (unsolicited or "junk" email).
  2. Minimise potential damages by using a credit card with a low credit limit.
  3. Never make a purchase on a public computer.
  4. Keep an email and paper trail of your purchase.
  5. Act quickly if there is a problem - report the problem to the shop, your credit card company or even the police.