What you should know
How Do I Know I'm in a Secure Server?
When you go into a secure server the key or lock in the bottom of your browser will appear locked or highlighted. The address of the web site will also change from http://www... to https://www... signifying that the site is secure.
If none of this happens, then this is not a secure server - don't enter your credit card details. Don't be afraid to email the vendor and ask them a few questions to put your mind at rest!
What Else Should I Do?
Here are a few hints about online shopping that we've learned along the way: