Okay, I am pretty sure most of you have had at least a credit card or so. You find it convenient to be carried around and purchases can be made easily. But little did you know that a single credit card can actually pose a lot of threat to you. You might or might not have realized but still, I am here to remind you just in case you have been ignorant. Keep these critical bits and pieces of information sacred. Thwart scam for good!
1) Your credit card number
Danger: A thief goes on a spending spree with your account.
Protection: Scrutinize every statement, and report all suspicious charges.
2) Your Social Security Number
Danger: Using your SSN and a bit of ''social engineering'', a crook can take out loans,
and even commit other crimes, in your name.
Protection: Place fraud alerts on your credit reports. Refuse to give your SSN as an ID.
3) Debit card number and PIN
Danger: With hidden devices at purchase or by hacking into retailers' computers,scammers
harvest and drain victim's debit cards.
Protection: Never use your PIN unless you are at a bank ATM. Shopping with your debit?
Say ''credit'' at checkout and sign, or use a signature-required debit card.
4) Bank passwords and log-ins
Danger: Your life savings vanishes in an instant, remotely, and with little trace.
Protection: Never click on a link to your bank that arrives in your e-mail. Visit your bank
online only by typing in the URL.