Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Beware of credit card frauds!

Just yesterday, there was a forwarded email on the latest credit card scam at petrol stations. For those who are not aware of this, apparently, there’s a new tactic at gas stations where the employees of the station abuse the credit cards of the customers after they have purchased petrol from those self-help pumps. The email mentioned that once a customer charged the card to a self-pump station, his or her information would remain stored at the station until the next customer inserted his card. This would mean that, as long as there are no other customers after your turn, your credit card information would be at the risk of being misused by the employees of the pump station. Imagine what could happen if these information fall into the wrong hands! One advice from the email was to press the ‘Clear’ button every time after pumping petrol, to ensure that the information would not be stored in the pump. This is one good example of credit card frauds that are taking many different forms and figures these days. There are definitely much more ways that these scams could happen especially in the internet. Therefore, it is very important to find out about credit card fraud protection from reliable websites so that we are well-equipped with knowledge to prevent credit card frauds. In the event that frauds should happen, we would also know what to do first and where to go to for help. Just make sure that we report any suspected frauds right away!

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