Personal Experience: Another Credit Card Fraud!

Ah, looking back it was only a little over a year ago that this happened. And credit card fraud strikes at me again! I can’t emphasize enough for you to check your credit card statements often. This time luckily my credit card company caught it and alerted me in time. Otherwise those people would have succeeded again!

And once again, it was because I made a purchase online at a new store that I never shopped from before. This time from Proenza Schouler, an luxury designer’s online store. You would think they have more money for more secured online transactions. I’ve alerted their customer service, but not sure how much that helps.

Maybe it’s really time to look into making online purchases in other ways. There’s so many credit card safety measures for a physical card, but so little for online transactions. I know PayPal claims they are a secure solution to help protect your credit card information from others, but not every online store accepts them. There’s also Amazon Payments. I recently signed up for the Citi ThankYou Prestige and I see that they offer Virtual Account Numbers for card holders. Will try to explore that.

What are some ways that you try to protect yourself when shopping online?

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