Information for consumers

Online shopping

Here are some tips to consider when you are shopping online:

  • Shop around – check the same item at different web sites as a “sale” doesn’t always mean the best price.
  • Check credit card statements often to ensure the amounts and the sources for your online shopping transactions are correct.  
  • Verify delivery dates and mail tracking information prior to committing to a purchase.
  • Always make sure you’re shopping on secure websites – look for “https://” in the address bar.
  • Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to learn about the latest phishing scams and how to avoid them.

For more information about online shopping, review this tipsheet.