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What can you know in order to save money with online shopping? Do I have the time needed to clip coupons and scour local papers for sales? This article will teach you to save money shopping online.

Before you begin shopping online, be sure that your computer is loaded with the latest antivirus software. Online shopping is a hotbed for scammers. There are even those that are too good to be true just so they can spread malware to your computer. Be cautious whenever you visit an online store, even with well-known and reputable sites.

Major shopping retailers are frequently targeted by hackers and other people that wish to take your personal identification or get into your accounts.

Look over the URL of a store before you input any of your credit or personal information. If it starts with “https” is there that means your information is being safely encrypted. If it is just HTTP, you may be making yourself open to identity theft or fraud because your personal data is not secure.