Life is made easier by the existence of credit cards, that’s for sure. Many of us use them daily, if not multiple times a week, in making our everyday purchases. Which is why it can be easy for our credit card details to get leaked and for them to fall into the wrong hands, if the right precautions are not taken.
Now, if their actions weren’t so darn harmful, we’d admire credit card hackers for their tenacity, cunning and creativity. It must take no small amount of talent (and more than a smidge of psychopathy) to constantly be thinking up ways to cheat and steal from honest everyday folks like you and me.
Truth be told, cyber criminals are rarely the nefarious super-villains they are hyped up to be. Sometimes, they are just foolish people making bad decisions, preying upon our carelessness more often than not.
But that doesn’t mean we should make things easy for them. Here’s a list of 10 things you should know to prevent yourself from being a victim, or what to do should it unfortunately happen.
Text: Chip Chen
Additional text: Zoe Zeng
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