Is Your Credit Card Secure?
Posted by nick_niesen on October 29th, 2010
Credit card security is a big issue in the world today. We hear of a number of frauds taking place involving huge sums of money being swiped away by technology thieves and it is virtually impossible to apprehend the miscreants. Online safety is a huge issue today. Apart from shopping physically at various establishments and stores, you can also enjoy a variety of online shopping from across the world. Whether it is clothes, books, music, furniture, jewels, or even tickets, they can all be bought at the mere click of a button on your computer even as you sit in the comfort of your home.
But how secure is this transaction? Skepticism is keeping a vast majority away from making purchases online. That is because of the security issue of giving out your credit card number on the Internet. This has dampened the spirit of all the e-retailers and they now even offer a phone number so that you can call in with your order. Hackers are a huge threat to online shopping and we find security features often being tampered with in the credit card frauds.
However, the flip side to the deal is that in case on an online credit card scam, you need to pay only a maximum of $50 whatever is the amount stolen from your credit card transaction. There are a number of ways being adopted to prevent miscreants from seeing your details and misusing them. We even have a Direct Marketing Association to track consumers who would rather not encourage soliciting for various products and serviced by mail or even by phone. You can ensure total privacy and protection as soon as you receive your card.
There are several companies that will remove your name from the mailing list if you write to them with your name, mailing address and social security number. In fact in the United States we even have reporting bureaus that will connect with bureaus across the nation and ensure that you do not receive any junk mail and unnecessary soliciting.
You could even get in touch with your credit card companies and request them to remove you from their mailing list. All this will enable you to enjoy a secure credit facility with a scam free shopping environment.Also See: Credit Card, Online Shopping, World Today, Ways Being, Credit, Card, Even
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