10 Ways to Protect Your Cards
10 Ways To Protect Your Cards
You may think these ten rules are unnecessary. But if you ignore them, you make it easy for the wrong people to use your cards.
- Never leave your cards unattended at work. There are more card thefts in the workplace than in any other single location.
- Protect your Personal Identification Number (PIN) or security code. Don't write it down; memorize it.
- Don't leave your card in your vehicle. A very high proportion of cards are stolen from motor vehicles.
- Always check your card when returned to you after a purchase. Make sure it is your card.
- When traveling, carry your cards with you or make sure they are in a secure location.
- Report lost or stolen cards immediately. Most fraudulent use of cards takes place within days of their being lost or stolen.
- Sign the back of a new card as soon you get it. Destroy unwanted cards so no one else can use them.
- Make a list of all your cards and their numbers. This key information is helpful when reporting lost or stolen cards.
- Always check your monthly statement. Make sure the charges are yours. Report them to your card company if the entry is not yours.
- Never give your card number over the phone unless you are dealing with a reputable company. The only time you should give it is when you have called to place an order.
What you can do to help?
- Update your contact information, including your phone number, mailing address and email address so that we can be sure to contact you in case of a compromise.
- Monitor your account daily for any suspicious or fraudulent activity.
- Contact Texas Trust Credit Union at (972) 263-5171 or (800) 527-3600 if your credit or debit card is being used without your authorization.