Here are 11 tips to have a safe online shopping experience during the holiday season:\nAvoid spoofed websites. Common sense says any time you receive an offer via an e-mail automatically be suspicious. The same goes with offers via tweets and messages received in any social media site.\nDon\u2019t click the links in e-mails. Especially if it\u2019s a too good to be true offer.\nBeware of cybersquatting and typosquatting which may look like the domain of the legitimate eTailer.\nLook for https:\/\/ in the address bar signifying it\u2019s a secure page. Generally, scammers won\u2019t take the time to set up secure sites. Note the closed padlock in your browser to back up the HttpS.\n\nBeware of e-mails coming for eBay scammers. If you are seeking deals on eBay, go right to the site and don\u2019t bother responding to e-mails. Search deals on an e-mail directly on eBay.\nLook at the eBayers history. eBay is set up on the honor system. If the eBayer is an established seller with great feedback, they should be legit.\nPay close attention to your statements. Check them every two weeks online and refute unauthorized charges within 2 billing cycles.\nDon\u2019t use a debit-card online. If your debit card is compromised, that\u2019s money out of your bank account. Credit cards have more protection and less liability.\nAvoid paying by check online\/mail-order. Once the money is taken from your account and you don\u2019t receive the goods, you are going to have a difficult, if not impossible, task of getting it back.\n\nDo business with those you know, like and trust. It\u2019s best to buy high ticket items from eTailers that also have brick and mortar locations.\nSecure your PC. Update your critical security patches and anti-virus and only shop from a secured internet connection.\n\nRobert Siciliano personal security expert to Home Security Source discussing\ncredit and debit card fraud on CNBC.