Credit Card Scams And What To Do To Protect Yourself According To…

a lot of people falling prey to scam and con artists when it comes to their credit cards

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A lot of people are being victimized by credit card scams and National Debt Relief shares some important steps to help prevent that from happening. The article titled “Credit Card Scams: What To Look For And How To Protect Yourself” released September 8, 2017 aims to inform and educate consumers to be able to stay away from scammers.

The article starts off by pointing out that there are a lot of people falling prey to scam and con artists when it comes to their credit cards. A lot of scammers combines confusion and fear from consumers to rattle and take advantage of them. They are so good that even the most cautious still fall victim to various con tactics.

One of these tactics is calling in and telling consumers that they are from the local court and they missed a jury duty. There are also times when they would pretend to be from the police department calling in about unpaid fines and even warrant. These scammers would then offer to clear everything up with a credit card payment over the phone.

The article shares that consumers should never make it a habit to give out personal information over the telephone. Making it a habit to transact personally when private details are needed will help consumers protect their personal information better. As such, this will also help prevent scammers from getting their hands on sensitive personal data.

The article also reiterates the importance of never giving out the personal identification number or PIN of their credit cards over to other people especially over the phone. This set of numbers should stay with consumers and never given out unless it is an emergency and to trusted family members only.

The article also reminds people that they need to take a look at their anti-virus protection in their home computers and tablets.This is because credit card scams can be initiated by viruses affecting computers at home. The virus can scan and mine personal information such as credit card details from the computer and send it back out to the scammers.

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