These days, almost everyone has a credit card. And why not? They help you build your credit score and can help you with a monetary push. But since so many people have and use credit cards every single day, that also makes them vulnerable to scams.

With that in mind, here are a few ways you can protect yourself.

  1. Don’t give your credit card number to people you don’t know or over the phone.
  2. Put your cards in a separate place from your wallet.
  3. Check your credit statement regularly and compare it with receipts.
  4. Check credit reports regularly.
  5. Don’t provide credit info over social media.

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