Sunday, March 26, 2006

The war on credit card fraud

The war on credit card fraud: "The war on credit card fraud Gina Teel, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, March 23, 2006 Article tools
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How to Protect Yourself
- Review credit bureau report annually, and immediately question any unknown credit inquiries or unauthorized accounts;
- Carefully check each monthly credit card and bank statement for any unauthorized transactions. Report these transactions to your financial institution;
- Report lost or stolen cards immediately;
- Do not reply to unsolicited e-mails or telephone calls that request personal information such as a SIN, password or bank account number;
- Shred all personal and financial information such as credit card offers, credit card/ATM receipts, and bank statements, before disposing of them;
- Protect your PIN, use your hand or body to shield your PIN when conducting transactions at a point-of-sale terminal or an ATM;
- Keep an eye on your banking card when conducting a transaction at the point-of-sale, and only allow your card to be swiped once."

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