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Identity Theft


Credit Card Identity Theft - The 2 Things You Really Need to Know to Survive Attack on Your Identity

There are two things you need to know when it comes to credit card identity theft. The first is that nobody can stop it from happening. You might think because you don't use your plastic to shop on the internet that you are safe. Shame.

We live in an age where information is available to those who make it their job to find it. Hackers and scam artist can get your card details a million different ways. If you have a credit card, somebody can steal your details; it is as simple as that! Credit card identity theft is increasing every year.

This doesn't mean that you should only deal in cash, stacked under your bed. The second thing you need to know about credit card identity theft is that you can prevent it from happening to you. It is like that joke where the two guys are suddenly confronted by a bear. The one immediately puts on his running shoes. Off course his friend sarcastically informs him that he can't outrun a bear. "I just need to run faster than you" the first guy answered.

If you are informed and alert, there are a lot of things that can make you less of a prey. Criminals will go for the easiest mark first. You just have to outrun them! Start with verifying invitations to disclose personal information. Accredited companies won't ask for your personal details out of the blue. This scam is called phishing. They mimic existing companies' communications, however when you reply, the detail end up in their hands. Don't be stupid and give away your details.

Credit card identity theft is here to stay. Get professional help, there are companies that make it their business to protect you from any losses or discomfort in the situation where your credit card details are stolen. Don't wait, put on those running shoes now!

By Alan Katz