01  February 2013
Maybank Credit Card News Advisory:

Beware of identity theft!

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information like your name or credit card information without your permission to commit credit card fraud.

A variety of methods are being used by skilled identity thieves in order to get hold of your personal information including the following:

  1. Skimming. A special storage device is used to be able to steal your credit card information.
  2. Phishing. An email spam or pop-up message from a fictitious company or financial institution is sent to you for you to divulge your personal information.
  3. Old fashioned stealing. Your wallet or purse is stolen together with your credit card/s. Your bank statement or credit card statement gets in the hands of the syndicates. Your company records are stolen or a person who has access to your records is bribed. In any of these scenario, data may be used for fraudulent activities.
  4. Dumpster Diving. Your personal information is stolen by searching thru trash looking for bills or other papers containing your personal information.
  5. Changing your address. Delivery of your billing statement or credit card is diverted to another location by requesting for a change of billing address.

What you can do to help fight identity theft?

  1. Awareness is an effective weapon against many forms of identity theft. Be aware of how information is stolen and what you can do to protect yours. You can also help fight identity theft by educating your friends and family.

In order to help you prevent credit card fraud, you may contact our CS Hotline at 588-3888.

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