The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we shop. And the new norm of social distancing, plastic shields and sanitized shopping carts makes avoiding brick-and-mortar stores more appealing than ever. Online shopping is no longer a convenience; it’s an act of survival.
“As the world continues its rapid shift to digital in the wake of COVID-19, more consumers are turning to online purchases with their credit cards,” says Brian Cole, head of product, North America at Visa.
But while online shopping may reduce your exposure to health risks, it can increase your risk of fraud and identity theft. Using your credit card online can offer rewards and consumer protection, but know how to protect your identity before making a purchase.
Read on to learn how to safely shop online and choose the best credit card for online shopping.
[Read: Best 0% APR Credit Cards.]
Can You Make Online Purchases