Some Business Do And Don’ts To Safeguard Your Credit Card


Do…
a) Always treat you cards like cash.
b) Keep your card number confidential.
c) Sign you new cards as soon as they arrive and cut up the old cards when they expire.
d) Sign your credit card in permanent ink as soon as you receive it.
e) When making a purchase, ensure that the salesperson process your transaction in your present.
f) Check your card when it is returned to you by the cashier to ensure that it is yours and that it has not been tampered with any way.
g) Total your charge slip before signing it, as blank spaces serve as an invitation for unscrupulous individuals to add additional amounts.
h) Always retain your receipts so that you can check them against your statement.
i) If unfamiliar transactions are posted on your statement, inform your card issuer straight away.
j) Keep your statements in a safe place as they contain sensitive information.
k) Before discarding old statements even of closed accounts, shred them into small pieces.
l) Inform your card issuer when you are travelling overseas.
m) Notify us of any change of address, so new cards/statements are not sent to an old mailing address.
n) Should your card be stolen or is lost, inform concern immediately. Always keep their contact number at hand.
o) Only provide your IC and credit card information to parties with whom you have initiated the call.

Don’t…
a) Never allow anyone else to use your card. It is yours and yours alone.
b) Never write your personal identification number (PIN) on your credit card.
c) That way you can avoid any unauthorized cash withdrawals from the automated teller machine (ATM).
d) Do not give any credit card information to individuals soliciting sales over the phone.
e) If you receive calls from a party claiming to be your card issuer and the caller requests for your account number, do not give it. If the call is from your car issuer, the caller would know your account number.
f) Do not sign a blank charge slip, draw a line through the lines above the total amount and destroy any carbon and  cancelled receipt immediately.
g) Do not leave expired card lying around.

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