1. Watch your back
In line at the grocery store, some thieves hold their smartphone like they are looking at the screen and take a photograph of your credit card as you’re using it. Next thing you know they can order things online with your account. Take a glimpse inside the scammers’ net to uncover the main ways thieves try to access your money – and how to protect yourself.
2. Watch your bank statements
Check your bank and credit card balances at least once a week. Identity thieves can do a lot of damage in the 30 days between monthly statements. Here are 9 ways your computer password can get you hacked.
3. Check out ATMs before you use them
If you see something that looks like it doesn’t belong on the ATM or sticks out from the card slot, walk away. Thieves can make and install a ‘skimmer’ that can be used to capture your ATM card information and PIN.