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8 rules to protect yourself from credit card scams

Aug 3, 2009

  1. Keep your card safe at all times;
  2. Do not keep your PIN with your card;
  3. Never tell anyone your PIN;
  4. Don't use a public computer to do your internet banking;
  5. Don't use software that auto-completes online forms on your computer;
  6. Make sure your passwords are difficult;
  7. Never give your credit card details – especially your security code at the back of the card – to anyone or any website that you do not know nor trust; and
  8. Regularly update the virus software on your computer.

If you think your credit card or bank account is being used by somebody else you should report it to your bank as soon as possible. You can also contact SCAMwatch on 1300 795 995.

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