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T'is the Season For Credit Card And Identification Fraud

Read how to avoid being another fraud statistic.

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.

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