As we approach the season of goodwill it makes even more sense to guard against identity fraud and unauthorised transactions in credit cards and other banking areas. Copied or cloned credit cards, people watching as you enter pin numbers into 'Hole in the Wall cash machines' or just simple pickpockets taking a wallet or purse are just some of the ways that we can be relieved of our hard earned cash.
- Don't discard paper that has any personal or company details in the rubbish - shred all identifiable paper.
- Destroy all expired or replaced credit and debit cards. Cut into many pieces or put into a shredder (if it had the ability to shred credit cards)
- Don't respond to emails asking for user names and passwords - Banks never ask for this type of information in email.
Make the run up to the festive season a poor one for thieves.