Look out for tracking information after you order something online

If you buy something online, the vendor should send tracking information as soon as the item is shipped. If it’s been a few days outside of their shipping window, try contacting the vendor to see what the delay is. If you don’t hear anything back, it’s possible that it was a fraudulent organization, and it might be time to get your bank involved. They’ll hold the charge on your credit card while they investigate the issue.