Buying online these days is a very safe procedure and some say it is safer than buying in a shop. There are however some things we would recommend you looked for before you purchased anything on the internet.
First of all we recommend you buy from reputable sites with a good reputation. Online stores who also have a shop on the High Street can usually be trusted. If you are unsure about a website then you should always be cautious and not buy from that particular website. You could always find other people who may have used that website and ask for their opinions.
Another thing to look for is the padlock symbol in the bottom of your browser. This indicates that you are entering a secure area where your data will be encrypted and much safer. We recommend only buying from a site if your details are being entered in a secure area.