Look after your cards and keep your PIN safe

Source: financialfraudaction.org.uk Release Time: 04:35:04 2019-08-22

n the UK, the use of contactless cards has increased significantly. A quarter of credit card payments are now contactless. Contactless payments are fast, simple and secure. Although c ontactless transactions do not require a PIN, you are sometimes prompted to insert the card into the Chip&PIN reader and enter the PIN. This security check is designed to protect you from fraud, and your card company will limit how much your card can be used before you need to provide a PIN. The c ontactless deal has a limit of £30. For transactions over £30, you will need to use the chip and PIN in the usual way, ie enter your PIN at the terminal. Always take reasonable steps to ensure the security of your PIN and any security information. If your card is lost or stolen, please report it to your credit card company as soon as possible.

Millions of people participate in sports and entertainment, and most people use their banking services safely and reliably while traveling, but there are exceptions. These important tips will help you stay safe. You should: Be careful when you use your card and cash. If you encounter any problems while traveling, make sure you have the relevant phone number and dialing code to contact your bank or card issuer. Take care of your belongings at all times - especially your passport, wallet, wallet, visa, bank account details, tickets and hotel reservation information. Before you disclose your card details, make sure you trust the vendor or website. Take five before buying. If you are using a retailer for the first time, be sure to take the time to research them before giving you any details. Be prepared to ask questions before buying. Check to see if a locked padlock or full key symbol is displayed in your browser, and whether the website you are visiting is "https" at the beginning. Pay attention to other people around you when withdrawing cash. If anyone close to the cash dispenser is suspicious or makes you feel uncomfortable, be sure to find another machine. Report any security issues you have encountered to the police and the bank. Check your bank account balance as often as possible to ensure that you understand any funds that have been withdrawn from your account without your authorization.