by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.
In the current age of telemarketing and high speed internet service, credit card and identification fraud have emerged as a serious and common problem. In order to help you avoid the potential nightmare of becoming a fraud victim, we recommend that you incorporate the following simple preventative measures into your everyday lives:
* Keep a list of all the credit cards and other important cards or documents that you have in your wallet, in a secure place. Record the credit card account numbers, expiration dates and the telephone numbers to call in the event of theft.
* When making purchases on line, make certain the site is secure and that you are using a credit card that has an early theft detection system.
* Avoid whenever possible, giving out your credit card number or social security number over the telephone, especially if using a cellular or mobile telephone.
Read all 12 of our recommended fraud prevention measures, at www.liattorney.com/scales-of-justice.html.