8. But https isn’t an absolute guarantee – criminals can register for these security certificates too. For more dependable protection, ensure you never click on an unknown web link in any email message and always keep your phishing filter turned on. (In Internet Explorer, choose Tools, Phishing Filter.)
9. You’ve found a great deal online, but you’ve never heard of the shop. What now? Check it out before you buy. Google the shop’s name and address to double-check that the business has an actual physical location. If it’s an eBay store, be sure to check the seller’s feedback profile and seller ratings.