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Updated: October 22, 2020
To shop online, start by searching for the item you’re looking for on a search engine, like Google, or directly on a site like Amazon or eBay. Before entering your payment information, check to make sure the website has a padlock icon next to the address, which means the site is secure and your information will be safe. Once you’ve found the product you want, make sure you factor in the shipping costs and the company’s return policy. If you can, use a credit card instead of a debit card to pay online, so you don’t risk your bank information being compromised. For tips on how to set secure passwords for your online accounts, read on!
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