Did you know? Stolen credit card theft soars to over 10million.
Do you know how to protect yourself from credit card scams and what steps to take if this nightmare happens to you?
Everyone is at risk of having identity theft happen to them. There are No exemptions.
Most people think nothing of giving their credit card to a merchant at a restaurant, department store, gas station, etc, but are not comfortable using their credit card for online purchases.
One tip when purchasing gasoline and using your credit card is to make sure you hit the Clear button after completing the transaction and receiving your receipt.
Merchants are not exempt and are targeted when crooks place fraudulent orders using stolen credit card information are dramatically on the rise.
Merchants are very vulnerable because they are not provided with the same fraud protection as consumers.
Please do this Now before anything like this happens. It’s much better to be safe, than sorry!
Call the toll free number on the back of the card as soon as you realize you are a victim.
These numbers make available a person to help you 24 hours a day.
Keep track of who you talked to, the date, time, account number, their phone number and what the conversation consisted of.
See documenting your identity theft case for more information and how-to steps.
This is a benefit because if your cards are stolen or lost you only have one call to make to report your losses.
Keep your information with these services up to date, or it’s pointless to sign up with one.
Call all three national credit reporting agencies and report your credit cards were stolen.
Be sure to have them attach a “fraud alert” to All your credit cards.
Agencies and their phone numbers:
Last, but not least, contact your local police department and report the theft of your credit cards.
I hope you will never have a stolen credit card and will practice the tips and strategies I have given you to protect your identity and keep you safe from having identity theft scams happen to you.