Precautions you can take regarding online actions.
Most importantly always have anti-virus/anti-spyware software on your computer for more information click here.
Try to do any transactions or actions with trusted or reputable companies.
Make sure if you have to do any kind of business or transaction online to look for the padlock emblem in the url web address line. Or alternatively check the web address if it starts with a https:// before the site it’s secure but if it is just https:// then it will be unsecure.
EG; https://buymyboards.com = Secure, https://......... = not secure
Don’t store personal/business information, account number or passwords on the web at all.
Always log off when using sites that require a log in, you never know who will be able to use the computer after you, this is especially important when doing online banking.