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Online Fraud

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I never buy anything online, so I don't need to worry about online fraud, right?

Online Fraud

Whether or not you buy anything online with credit cards, you are still at risk for online fraud. Your bank, your credit card companies, brick-and-mortar stores, and others that you do business with might make you vulnerable to online fraud. Hackers break into computer systems just like burglars break into storefronts. If they gain access to credit information about you, online fraud can unfortunately become a reality for you even if you've never used that credit card online. Protect your social security number and question any time someone wants to collect that from you. Try not to use it as a user id for any kind of online system. Also, watch the charges on your credit cards and make sure they are all your own.



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