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November 12, 2019 - Advice and Strategy > Management & Finance
4 ways prevent credit card fraud

In today's technological world, there is always a chance that your credit card information is at risk for being stolen. However, there are many ways that you can try to avoid credit card fraud by making sure that your information stay safe and out of reach of hackers. Here are some great ways that you can make sure to avoid any type of credit card fraud.

1.) A great way to prevent any type of credit card fraud this by making sure that you are keeping your credit cards in a safe place. It is highly recommended that you place your credit cards in a purse or in a wallet that you are certain will always be close to your body, and where it will not be easily taken away from you. If you are going to be in a place where there will be multiple in one room, it is recommended that you carry a smaller purse because a smaller purse is known to be harder to get stolen or sneaked into as well. It is always recommended that you only carry one to two credit cards or debit cards that you know you will be using that day. Carrying too many will increase the chance of them getting lost or stolen.

2.). Another great way to help prevent credit card fraud is by making sure that you are getting rid of completely anything that states your credit card number on it. A great way to do this is by making sure that you are shredding and completely cutting up all and any type of paperwork with personal information on it. It is not recommended that you toss your credit card billing statements directly into the trash because other people will be able to get a hold of it. Shredding them and making sure that they are completely shredded into little pieces will help prevent other people from stealing your personal information.

3)It is very crucial that you are being safe with your credit card online because this is one of the most common ways that your information can get stolen. It is highly recommended that you do not click on email links that are not directly sent from your bank or from your credit card company. It is important that you do not put any of your personal information on any links that may look suspicious to you. If the link is not coming directly from your personal bank or your personal credit card company then it is not a safe website for you to be putting in your credit card number at all. It is also important that you are cautious when you are using your credit card online for shopping purposes. Make sure that you are only entering your credit card number on the website that are safe and secure for you to use. Making sure that the websites are legit can also be a great ways that you can know how to stop chargebacks from happening to your card.

4.) If any of your credit cards are lost or stolen it is necessary and recommended that you report them immediately as you find out that they are missing. The sooner that you are able to report a missing credit card, the sooner that your bank will be able to cancel it and prevent any fraudulent charges on it as well. It is very important that you report your store when were lost credit card as soon as possible to ensure that no one gets a hold of it.

Taking the necessary steps to prevent any charge backs and to prevent any credit card fraud on your name will help you immensely and preventing your identification to be stolen. Following the tips and tricks listed above will help and sure that your information stays safe and away from any hackers.



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