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Cybersecurity - Credit Cards

Credit card transactions make up over one-quarter of all daily financial transactions.   Identity thieves know that and want a part of it. 

Credit Card Considerations:

  • Go to Opt-Out Prescreen to block creditors from accessing your credit file without your express permission.
  • Use a credit freeze to block thieves from opening more credit. 
  • Use text message alerts on all of your credit cards so you are alerted of all transactions.   If you don’t recognize a transaction, you help stop identity theft from spreading. 
  • Use strong passwords on your credit card online accounts and use two-factor authentication. 
  • Be wary of bogus websites.   Make sure the URL address is correct and the website is secure.