Consolidated Partners, Ltd.

BUSINESS and PERSONAL INSURANCE

INSURANCE 101

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CREDIT CARD FRAUD


       Credit card fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes of our time.  Such fraud
takes place every single day and in a variety of different ways.  Though you may not
always be able to prevent this from happening to you, there are a number of
things you can do to protect yourself.

  1. Set up a disposal system for your discarded billing statements and credit card pre-approval notices.  The most encouraged practice is to run such items through a paper shredder.
  2. Do not give out your account number to just anyone. Be sure to verify any company who asks for your personal information.
  3. Do not lend your credit cards to anyone -- even loved ones.
  4. Limit the amount of cards you carry on you at any given moment.
  5. While using a credit card be sure to watch the entire transaction.
  6. Save your receipts to compare with your statement.
  7. Check your bills regularly.
  8. Notify your card issuer of any address changes.
  9. If you suspect anything contact your card issuer immediately.
  10. If you have had a card lost or stolen, contact the card issuer immediately.
  11. Sign up for text alerts so when your card is used you are notified and can confirm the transaction.
  12. Do NOT use the "Remember Me" function or password storage option on retail websites.
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