This morning I received a call from my bank. For the 5th time in 2 years, my Mastercard has been compromised. In this case, it was not used at this point but it was used in a location where there was a large volume of credit cards used. This has not been fun.
So the question is what can you do to help yourself?
- Use your credit card only at retailers you trust.
- Check your credit card statement regularly – do not just wait for your monthly statement.
- Keep a list of all automated payments that come from your credit card.
- Anytime to pay for something online, add it to the list created in Step 3.
Doing these 4 things will help you in the long run.