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Here’s How To Keep Your Credit Card Safe From Fraudulent Charges

[Thursday, August 31st, 2017]

If you’ve ever gotten a call from your credit card issuer asking you about an unfamiliar charge, you know the particular sense of dread that goes through you when you think your card may have been compromised.

Many people worry about credit card fraud, and with good reason: it’s common, and it’s a hassle when it happens to you. The good news is, there are lots of ways that credit card issuers are trying to curb fraud, and alert customers when it may have occurred. By taking advantage of these measures, you can keep yourself safe from having your card compromised, and take action quickly when it happens.

One new feature that some card offer is the ability to freeze your card remotely, via mobile app. If you lose your card or suspect it might have been stolen, you can open the app and freeze your card, which will keep it from being used for new charges. Once you find your card, you can just as easily unfreeze your card and continue to use it. Or, if it is stolen, you can cancel the card and contact the fraud department of your credit card issuer.

Common sense tips to stay secure

When using your card online, always make sure the website is a legitimate one, with up-to-date security features that keep your payment account data safe. It’s also a good idea to use a chip card, rather than a traditional magnetic stripe card. Chip cards, or EMV cards, use encrypted codes to send your payment information, keeping it more secure than older types of credit cards.

At a brick and mortar store or an ATM, be sure you’re keeping your card private and not letting anyone see your card who shouldn’t. Be wary of cameras that could be installed near an ATM; thieves often do this to capture you entering your PIN, while they have a skimmer installed on the actual ATM to record your card data.

If this happens and someone does try to use your card, your credit card company will likely contact you to alert you to a possible false charge. Since all major credit cards have zero liability for fraud policies, you will not be responsible for the charges – only for the hassle of getting a replacement card. Luckily, some credit cards now let you track the shipping of your new card via mobile app, as well.

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