Credit cards come with enough safety measures, but crimes that include credit card fraud are increasing at alarming rate. A very miniscule part of these
unlawful activities is due to the flaws in systems, the major reason is careless
attitude and lack of proper precaution in handling of credit cards and related
documents. In this article we take a look at 5 important precautions that every
credit card holder should take so that his credit card doesn't fall into wrong
1. Keep only the needful
With so much things competing for our attention in this modern world, having
a purse full of credit cards can be disastrous. Imagine, taking out something
from your purse and accidentally dropping one credit card. Things can become
seriously complex with this simple mistake. So it is always better to keep the
number of credit cards to a minimum, and if you really need them just carry the
the one you require for the day or occasion and keep others at a safe place.
2. Keep them close to you
Always carry your credit cards in your wallet or purse that stays with you. A
lot of people who leave their valuables away from their personal attention find
them stolen by someone who is just waiting for a chance.
3. Don't share the vitals
The credit card PIN number should be memorized, not written away in
every nook and corner. Credit card PIN number is a security measure so that only
the right owner makes transactions with the credit card. Even if your credit
card has been stolen, very little can be done until someone actually has your
4. Get rid off the useless
Don't let the unused or void credit cards lying around in drawers,
simply cut them into four pieces if they are of no use to you anymore.
5. Don't leave trails
When you do a transaction with credit cards, you get a receipt. It is good to
keep receipts but, if the receipt carries a full detail of your credit card,
like the complete number, it can be very risky. Either keep it at a place where
it is absolutely safe or destroy it.
Follow these steps and be on the safer side.