In this article you will find 5 ways to bulletproof your credit card against online threads.
1 – Destroy your old card information
When your new card arrives, chances are that you are going to replace your old one right away.
Shred the old card and the paper that comes with the pin number in order to make it unreadable. They are cheap and are a good protection when it comes to destroying sensitive documents.
2 – Block remote reading by using a RFID restraining wallet.
If recently you’ve acquired a card chances are that it is contactless, and that can leave you card open to remote attacks or can lead to leaks in your privacy.
With a simple app it is possible to read recent activity from your card.
But fortunately it is very easy to block this kind of attacks by carrying your card in a wallet that blocks this kind of reading. And they’re pretty cheat too!
3 – Blank the CVV code in order to conceal your secret code
The CVV code is stored in the back of your card, be very careful when shopping online. Once you’ve saved it in a secure password manager erase the code from the card.
4 – Avoid fraudulent charges by not signing it on the back.
Be aware where you disclose your signature, you don’t want it on your card where you can lose it or where it can be stolen, and then, used against you. But at the same time you don’t want to leave it blank so anyone else can sign it and use it.
Write SEE ID on it or blackned it with a marker, this way the chances of protecting your privacy are much higher.
5- Don’t make yourself a target: Never share your card information online.
It might be very obvious but you won’t imagine how many people share their card information on social networks. In fact, never share any personal document at all!