Online shopping is fairly safe as long as you look for a couple of things.In the address bar the website starts with "http:". Once you get to the checkout pages, you need to see that change to "https:"There should also be a small lock (similare in appearence to a padlock) in the bottom right corner of your screen indicating a "secure" website.
I recently tried to purchase a couple of items and even though the site indicated secure the credit cards they had listed were not accepted nor could I enter anything to allow payment. After contacting them, I received an email asking me to send the money via Western Union. Uh, not going to happen. If they say they take Visa, MC, Discover, Amex, and Paypal and none of them work, be wary.
And here is the best part, if it really sounds to good to be true, it really is.
Never ever give Social Security numbers or Drivers License numbers if prompted or asked. You should never be required to provide either for an online purchase.
Is it safe to go with online transaction? Mostly I avoid to go with it. Thus find every details right from store hours of various shop from www.istorehours.com and then go there for shopping.
I agree. These days online is the way to go. It's convenient and practical. One can also find great prices while staying within our budgets. I recently discovered www.giftsjustunder.com