Every year thousands of people fall victim to credit card fraud. Before they know it, they look up and someone has made unauthorized purchases without their knowledge. Stay safe by knowing the common ways criminals end up with credit card information:
– Phishing: Criminals make fake emails or phone calls to people claiming to represent their bank or credit card company. They will ask you to confirm details like your account number, first and last name, Social Security number, account passwords and/or login information. If you go along with it, they’ll have all they need in order rob you.
– Hacked websites: Expert hackers can break into the private servers of large corporations and steal the credit card information from thousands of customers.