Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Credit card fraud

Spent four days at the beach last week.

This morning I woke up to an email from my credit card company that someone attempted to use my account to make an fraudulent purchase last night. The credit card company declined the charge.

Is the timing a coincidence?

My rule for using a card when traveling: Use only one, but carry others as back-ups should the original be compromised.

And when traveling, only use a card where the card provider has a record of being proactive in detecting fraud. Over the years, I've found both Chase and Capital One to be exemplary in their ability to flag attempted fraud.

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