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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

This Summer: As the Temperature Rises, So Does Credit Card Theft!

If you plan to travel this summer, whether it be visiting a place on the other side of the globe or just a few miles away, beware of the safety of your credit card! This great article from outlines the many ways credit card theft can occur. Click on the link to find out how you can prevent credit card theft from happening to you and your family!

Credit card theft can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time! As stated by the article; basic, simple ways to protect your information include:
  • Never write down your PIN on your card, on a sticky note, in a notebook or anywhere else-memorize it instead.
  • Don't write your credit card number or account number on a post card, a letter, or anything else that will be mailed out.
  • If you view your bank account online, don't use the "automatic sign on" feature. 
  • Invest in a shredder or shredding scissors. Shred all paperwork that contains your credit card information, such as bank statements. Also shred all unwanted credit card solicitations.

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