Do not ever bid at a product you have no goal of buying. If you have the highest bid, you are urged to purchase the item, if you don't, you will be banned on the auction website. Payment via credit card is often the correct choice since you are able to dispute any bogus charges and maybe even have them reverted. This is not possible using money order or check payment, particularly if funds was already taken from your account. Don't fall for email messages concerning websites you might be associated or member with that requires you to re-type your own private data. Even when the email message looks like it's originating from important websites like your standard bank or credit card company, never follow the link they have presented. Instead, drop by their website straightly.