13 September 2010

Be Careful: 5 Ways for Identity Thieves Steal Your Credit Card Money

Basically, identity thieves are thieves who steal other person money by "using" the person's identity illegally. So, what we need to know is how can they "use" other person's identity illegally and then be carefully and get rid of them. Today, this post is going to explain how identity thieves steal credit card money.

1. Get away from "abnormal" ATM or store terminal machine.
One should check the mouth of a card receptacle on an ATM machine carefully. A skimmer can be placed by identity theft to capture your credit card information when you insert your card into the ATM machine.

2. Be attention when you credit card is in other person's hand
A handheld skimming terminal can be used by identity theft to harvest your information when you pass your credit card for payment. Besides, you should check your card carefully when it has been returned. It is because this might not your credit card but another "plastic card"!!

3. Thieves can steal your money without your credit card number
Normally, identity thieves can used some of your personal information to gain access to the rest. Therefore,
never expose your personal details in internet, such as full birth data, home address, telephone number or etc in Facebook or any other social-networking or any Web site. Besides, we should very careful to take care our important documents and lock up them in a safe place.

4. Be alert to your Billing Cycles
Sometimes, an identity thief will change your billing address so you would not notice those outstanding statement during your busy day. Therefore, always record the date of your billing and check them regularly.

5. Watch out for any charges from Unfamiliar Companies or Individuals.
Even just a few cents, this might be the first step for identify thieves to "fish a big fish".

Although there is no antibiotic for us get away from identity theft, we still can take care our identity by increasing our awareness in daily basis. That's all for today. Feel free to give me a comment about this topic or any suggestion about Xaivier Blog. It will be a great support to Xaivier Blog.

Review by: Xaivier Chia

Reference: http://www.maybank2u.com.my/mbb_info/m2u/public/personalDetail04.do?channelId=CRD-Cards&cntTypeId=0&cntKey=CRD08.12&programId=CRD08-Utilities&chCatId=/mbb/Personal/CRD-Cards
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