December 06, 2019
  • Report any fraud on your credit card to the FBI website ic3.gov, even if your bank has already voided your card.
  • Change any passwords that duplicate passwords you use on other sites. A password manager is a good investment (and some are free).
  • Don’t use debit cards, only credit cards for remote purchases; your liability is greater with debit cards.
  • When shopping online, paying with PayPal can add an additional layer of protection; it won’t reveal your card number or bank details.
  • Don’t swipe a card at the pump. Pay inside instead.
  • Set up alerts on your mobile phone so you’re notified of every purchase made with your credit card.
  • Don’t buy online at stores that don’t have a lock in the URL window. Call in your order instead.
  • Freeze your credit at the three credit agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

SOURCE: Washington Post Business, 9/15/19