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According to the Canadian Bankers Association, there were 34,408 reports of stolen credit cards in Canada in 2012, with the average loss per account coming in at $532.52. In this blog, read tips on how to protect yourself against credit card theft, as well as steps to take if you find yourself in this situation.
Sure, you may use credit cards frequently for your purchases, but do you understand interest rates, annual fees, liability and everything else that comes with being a credit card user? Here are a few consumer tips when it comes to signing up for a credit card – I hope you find the information useful!
In many ways, credit cards make our lives easier. So long as you are realistic about how much you use your credit card, they can be a great way to take advantage perks such as travel points or cash back rewards. This being said, they can also be a source of frustration when they lost or stolen or if someone had made fraudulent charges. Here are some tips on reducing the risk of credit card fraud.
I remember receiving my first credit card and thinking about how I could go out and buy anything I wanted and not pay until I got the bill. The bill did come, along with a payment due date and an interest rate attached to any unpaid balance. I realized if I didn’t pay my bill on time, suddenly that $25 bargain would end up costing me a lot more.