The internet is a wonderful place to shop virtually all over the world. It gives you the most variety, cheapest products, and the chance to do transactions from the comfort of your own home, but with all this freedom there’s a buyer’s worst fear, that their account could become compromised.
Right when you suspect that an account may have been compromised, such as noticing emails of products that you yourself never purchased or charges from your credit cards or accounts the first thing to do is act fast.
Change all of your passwords right away, and that means any account that has ever been used to make a purchase online. It is also always a good plan to change your password every few months just to help minimize the chances of an account becoming compromised.
Then the next step is to go to your credit card companies and banks and close down your accounts and change your credit and debit cards. Companies have policies on dealing with unauthorized payments and will investigate the claims which may take weeks.
Another tip to protecting your computer is to run anti-virus programs, don’t open unknown emails, and never save passwords on internet browsers.