Criminals, will go to any lengths to try to steal from people.
Online this is being exploited through phishing, and other types of nefarious attacks.
The only way to ensure a safe course of action when trying browse and shop safely on the internet is to make sure you use secure websites.
An extended validation certificate is used to demonstrate a secure website (HTTPS) used specifically for ecommerce sites or the transfer of sensitive data. The EV certificate verifies a website/domain and the identity of the business/individual who controls it. The EV certificate presents a green address bar with the green padlock, to let you know that when you carry out your transaction, it will be secure and encrypted.
For a business to obtain this type of certificate a business has to be approved by a clearly identifiable certificate authority who issue and provide a trusted digital certificate. These certificates are used to create secure connections, to eliminate any malicious attacks
If you are looking to shop on a website make sure you Look at the (address) URL bar, the whole bar it should turn green (illustrated)
Keep safe online.