Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Cheryl Jones

1/7/2014 (3 years ago)

Go-Ye (go-ye.com)

Safeguards you can take as a consumer and business

Over  Christmas, there was an incident of credit card fraud as the Target database was hacked into which exposed the private information of its customers. This raises the question, how can a customer protect himself or herself from credit card fraud?  Here are some tips.

Any one can be a victim of credit card fraud.

Any one can be a victim of credit card fraud.

Highlights

By Cheryl Jones

Go-Ye (go-ye.com)

1/7/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: credit card fraud, fraud, protecting yourself from credit card fraud


LOS ANGELES, CA - The first tip is for a business, because businesses experience credit card fraud as well.  If you are a business.always, always, always, always, always...did I say, 'always'?  Always ask for the three digit security number on the back of the credit card.  A person can have a stolen credit card number, and the expiration date, but unless he is physically in possession of the card, he will not have the three digit security number. 

For consumers, there are several tips.  First, always check your statements and make sure all the transactions belong to you.  The way fraud works is that a person who is using a stolen card will try to make a small purchase, say, a $5 purchase.  If that goes though successfully, he knows the card works and that emboldens him to make a larger purchase. 

If you find that someone has used your card for fraud, the immediate thing to do is to call the fraud department of your card company or bank.  Canceling your card and ordering a new one is usually the next step, but talk to them first.

Being a victim of credit card fraud is devastating.


Another important consumer tip is to always take your receipt at the register or gas pump.  If you leave your receipt, and if someone at the place of business you are purchasing from (or the next gas station customer) is unethical, he may take that receipt, take the last four digits (which are the only ones that show on a receipt) and match that information up against a stolen credit card database.   If he finds a match, he can then test to see if the credit card will work. So the next time someone says, "Do you want your receipt?" say, "Yes."

Finally, if you use your credit card at a gas station, after you take your receipt, then hit the cancel button to cancel out the transaction.  That way, if your card numbers are "hanging" in the system, the next driver cannot drive up and fill up his car with your card number.

This real life tips will help protect you against credit card fraud.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---

Go-Ye is a site that focuses primarily on Christian topics. John 3:16



Comments


More Blog

Life Is Seasonal - Embrace It

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

I've been reflecting much on the idea of seasons in our life lately.  NASHVILLE, TN - Seasons come and they go, it's inevitable. It's true for the kind of seasons that relate to weather but what I' m really talking about is the seasons of our lives. We often find ... continue reading


You Can't 'Untruth' THE Truth

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Sometimes it smacks you in the face and sometimes it's a gradual, almost unnoticeable acquisition, but when you learn Truth, you can't "untruth" it.  NASHVILLE, TN - I'm talking about Truth of the Gospel, Truth of faith, and Truth of The Way. Once you learn it, ... continue reading


This Is Amazing Grace Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

Amazing grace. King of glory. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. A traditional Christian spiritual. The Old Testament. The New Testament. What do these three things have in common? They are all lyrics in the Phil Wickham song "This is Amazing Grace." This young ... continue reading


I Kissed His Feet

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

God calls all of us to walk the Via Dolorosa with Him, to spend time at the foot of His cross, to be there as He is nailed to it, to be there throughout the entire three hours of His agonizing death, to be there as He is taken down from the cross, to be there as He is ... continue reading


Your Name Rules The Atmosphere Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

Jesus was born to save us from our sins, to bring us hope and to show us how to love. He is the source of our peace. We look to him for all of these things and more. What is more fitting than calling on him and recognizing all that he has done for us? <a ... continue reading


2017: 5 Ways to Start Anew

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill

The New Year is upon us and with it we get all get to start anew. What better way is there to start the New Year? It is a great time to look ahead to see where we want to be this time next year and switch gears to meet our new goals - new plans, new perspectives, new ... continue reading


3 Easy Steps to Growing in Gratitude

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill

I have a friend who tells me she gets pretty sentimental each New Year's Eve. Like so many people, looking back over the year - and looking ahead at the upcoming year - she has a blend of both nostalgia and anticipation. Nostalgia for all the good times, successes and ... continue reading


Joy To The World! Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLT9dSt8cwg">Joy to the World</a>" is a traditional and popular Christmas carol. The lyrics to the carol were first published in 1719. The music is attributed either to George Frideric Handel or Lowell Mason. In ... continue reading


A Christmas and Eucharistic Reflection Watch

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

Imagine this Christmas that before exchanging gifts with family and friends, Jesus thanks you for the greatest gift you could have possibly given Him. What might that be? Interested? Listen to this podcast.Merry Christmas![media id="16661"]     continue reading


The Truth of A Charlie Brown Christmas Watch

Image of What keeps A Charlie Brown Christmas on the air year after year is because it speaks to the truth we all know in our hearts: the true meaning of Christmas!

By Michael Clark

After 49 years, Charlie Brown still outclasses all the other Christmas specials. For sure it was the first of many animated holiday specials, but it is its truth that keeps it the best of them all. DENVER, CO - First broadcast in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas set the ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 6:10-20
10 God would not be so unjust as to forget all you have done, the love ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10
1 Alleluia! I give thanks to Yahweh with all my heart, in the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 2:23-28
23 It happened that one Sabbath day he was taking a walk through the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for January 17th, 2017 Image

St. Anthony the Abbot
January 17: Two Greek philosophers ventured out into the ... Read More