How to protect your credit card from internet fraud

Credit cards

Credit cards

Almost everyone is using the internet these days. They find it to be a place where they can carry out many activities like work, leisure, socializing, research, school and even to shop. The internet is limitless in its use and brings all types of people together. Many of these people are not aware of the dangers and without even realizing it, grant criminal elements access to their information.

Millions of people are scammed, defrauded or have their identity and credit information stolen on the Internet, but this does not have to happen to you. It is important to have credit card protection. Sometimes this is as simple as knowing which websites to trust if you are going to be using the internet for business or shopping. Credit protection is vital because someone could mess up your credit and this will affect you getting loans and making large purchases in the future, especially if you want to get a home or a car. A lot of the time, this is when people realize that something has gone wrong and that they need credit card protection.

You must look at the websites fine print before entering your personal and credit card information. Ensure that it is backed by sites like VeriSign; they are one of the popular watchdogs that ensure that you have credit card protection. Along with this read what the seller is saying about how they will withdraw funds from your credit card. Many free websites scam you by taking the information and saying that they only need it for their records, and then you receive a credit card statement showing monthly withdrawals by them.

If you do not do your own credit protection, you will lose thousands of dollars before you can stop it. Traverse the internet safely. Do not buy into every deal you see and remember the scams are very attractive and can easily mislead you.

Copyright © 2015 · All Rights Reserved · Denise N. Fyffe

About the writer:
Poetess Denise N. Fyffe has worked as in Software Implementation for more than ten years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. She has transitioned into being a Jamaican blogger, ghostwriter, web content writer, internet writer, and researcher.

She has published several books of poetry including Jamaican Honey and Sauce, Jamaican Pebbles, Love under the Caribbean Stars, Jamaican Pebbles: Poetry Pocketbook, Messages to the Deaf, Be Lifted Up and The Expert Teachers Guide On How To Motivate Students

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