7 essential steps to prevent credit card fraud
May 29, 2007
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- Sign all your credit cards on the signature strip immediately as you get
- The pin numbers -- they are the key to your credit card, if you can't memorize
them, write them on a paper and keep them at a safe place. Don't write them
in every nook and corner of your office, workplace or home. If anyone gets
the pin of your credit card things will get serious for you.
- Don't carry a wallet full of credit cards with you. The last thing you would
like is dropping a credit card from your wallet, simply because it was too
- It is a good habit to keep the credit cards separately from any identity
proof like drivers license in your wallet. The reason is that if someones
gets your wallet he shouldn't get complete clue about your identity.
- People often leave their credit card unattended, where they become easy
prey for fraudsters. It is always advised to keep them safely.
- During any credit card transaction, don't let the credit card stay away
from your attention. Get it back as soon as the transaction is completed.
Keep a check on what the counter clerk is doing with your credit card. The
reciepts of any credit card transactions should be kept safely and if they
are not useful it is good to destroy them.
- During online transaction using credit cards make sure that the website
is SSL protected and shows the secure transaction signs.
These points will help you keep the credit card safe from scamsters.