Credit card theft is a
problem year round, but with the holiday season right around the corner some
thieves are trying to get your information.
Whether you are shopping
online or in stores, you are at risk of getting your card stolen.
When you are in stores, be
aware of your surroundings in case someone tries to lean over your shoulder and
snap a picture of your card.
After you use your card
make sure it is in a safe place.
"Always protect your
card physically in your wallet or in some manner. And most of all be aware of
your surroundings. Who is around you and what they're doing that's the most
important thing," said Irma Whitten CEO of Consumer Credit Counseling
While shopping this
holiday season one technique you could try to prevent credit card theft is to
only use one credit card as you shop from store to store.