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Steps to be followed before Credit card & Debit card/ATM card usage

 Steps to be followed before Credit card & Debit card/ATM card usage

  • Whenever you receive the card from the bank make sure the mail is completely sealed and there is no damage.

  • Whenever you receive the card from the bank immediately sign on the card.

  • Try to cover the last three digit number on the card.

  • Register your phone number to check the account transactions.

  • Change the pin number immediately.

Secure usage of credit/Debit cards at Shopping malls and Restaurants

  • Always keep an eye how the vendor swipe your card.

  • Always make sure that the transactions happen at your presence.

  • Never sign a blank credit card receipt. Carefully draw a line through blank portions of the receipt

  • Don’t give away your personal information in the survey forms given in restaurants/shopping malls.

 Secure usage of credit / Debit card over internet

  • Always use secure websites for transaction and shopping.

  • Please look for signs of security.

  • Identify security clues such as a lock image at the bottom of your browser,

  • A URL that begins with https:

( These signs indicates that your purchases are secured with encryption to protect Your account information)

  • Always shop with merchants you know and trusts.

  • Always log off from any website after completing online transaction with your credit / debit card and delete the browser cookies

  • Treat all e-mail messages with suspicion to avoid phishing scams. Do not respond to e-mail  messages asking for personal information including financial information, as banks do not ask for such information.

  • Never send payment information via e-mail. Information that travels over the Internet (such as e-mail) may not fully protected from being read by outside parties.

  • Please be careful when providing personal information online.

  • Please be wary of promotional scams. Identity thieves may use phony offers asking for your personal information.

  • Please keep your passwords secret. Some online stores may require you to register with them via a username and password before buying. Online passwords should be kept secret from outside parties the same way you protect your ATM PIN.

  • Always make sure to use the virtual keyboard for net banking.

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