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8.25.2015

How to avoid credit card security overkill

 When it comes to financial security, you can never be too cautious, can you? Perhaps. While protecting your credit and money is important, it's also possible to go to unnecessary extremes. Here are the most common safety overreactions to transform into sensible defensive practices.
Overreaction: Refusing to give your credit card to a waiter. Much has been reported lately about how waitstaff can take your credit card "in the back," steal its information with a skimmer and then create clone cards. But Annika Stensson, director of media relations for the Washington, D.C.-based National Restaurant Association, says to relax. "Like every other merchant, they must comply with standards, and those requirements have double and triple security," says Stensson. Restaurants "don't store PIN data, the point-of-sale (POS) systems are customized, and they don't use passwords." Bad eggs are weeded out, too. "It's in the best interest of restaurants to keep transactions safe since they rely on repeat customers," says Stensson, stressing that owners and managers aren't afraid to press criminal charges against thieves. 
Sensible: Charge your meal but review receipts. "Check your credit and bank statements and keep your receipts, says Stensson. If you spot a problem, call the restaurant to quickly resolve it, and remember that you won't have to pay fraudulent charges. Look out for increased levels of security against skimming, too. According to Stensson, an more restaurants are offering a "pay at the table" option with handheld POS systems.
How to avoid credit card security overkill
Overreaction: Not purchasing anything online. If you're reluctant to type your credit card numbers into a retailer's website, you're not alone. Forty-eight percent of respondents in a 2010 Center for the Digital Future study reported being very concerned or extremely concerned about privacy when shopping online. However, Hillary Mendelssohn, founder of the online shopping guide, ThePurplebook.com, believes much of the danger is a myth. Besides, she says, you miss out on a lot when just sticking to brick-and-mortar stores, including "the ability to have the entire shopping world at your fingertips, the convenience of having things delivered and getting better deals."
Sensible: Look for the "s."  Before charging, make sure the page of the website where you enter your card information begins with "https" rather than just "http." The "s" stands for secure. Mendelssohn also recommends looking for the seal of an outside security company, such as the TRUSTe symbol at the bottom of every CreditCards.com page, and to never give your credit card information as payment via email.
Overreaction: Completely rejecting credit. A cash-only lifestyle may appear safer than one that incorporates credit, but that's just not so, says Boston identity theft expert and McAfee consultant Robert Siciliano. "Credit is safer than cash," says Siciliano. "I don't worry about my credit cards or fraud at all. I use it over the phone, in real life, online, everywhere." After all, lost or stolen cash is gone for good, but if someone else uses your plastic, you won't have to pay for the fraudulent charges. More, if you avoid borrowing from a bank altogether, you won't build a credit score and history -- a requirement if you ever want to finance a home.
Sensible: Charge, but check. Use credit, but "pay attention to your statements," says Siciliano. "Check them online at a minimum every month. Every two weeks is better -- this way you can monitor fraud as well as your spending."
Overreaction: Being too afraid to get help. "Credit counseling will ruin my credit!" "They're going to yell at me!" Such are the fearful cries of millions of debt-ridden cardholders, but the reality is the opposite. Agencies never alert credit bureaus or creditors that you've had an appointment, and counselors won't judge or scold you. They will, however, develop a budget and offer a set of options you can take to deal with your financial troubles. If you pay your debt via their debt management plan, a lender can perceive it negatively, but it's not calculated into a credit score.
Sensible: Seek out reputable assistance. Real help does exist, but to know you're in the right place, make sure the agency belongs to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling or the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies, the major accrediting agencies in the credit counseling industry.
Overreaction: Pulling credit reports constantly. Should you keep a close watch on your credit reports? Absolutely! But John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education for the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based company SmartCredit.com warns against going overboard. "It's definitely unhealthy and not necessary to check your reports every day or every week," says Ulzheimer. "The information won't change that rapidly, so it's a waste of time and money." 
Sensible: Pull reports annually. Under most circumstances, getting your consumer credit reports at AnnualCreditReport.com once a year for free is adequate. However, says Ulzheimer, if you've had past experience with identity theft, be more diligent. "Quarterly is a healthy frequency," he says. In that case, he also suggests subscribing to a credit monitoring service, as it can be more efficient and less stressful than doing it on your own.
With so much press about identity theft and fraud, it's easy to become overly skittish about having and using credit. But don't let it stop you from taking advantage of the conveniences and protection it offers. A few smart precautions can go a long way.
See related: Affluent are more often victims of ID theft, How to check for, fix ID theft or fraud, Credit monitoring services: How to pick the best one

5.15.2015

Transaction Support FAQs

Q: How do I dispute a charge?
A: Please work through your card issuing bank to dispute a charge. Only your bank holds your specific and unique information including what rights you have to file disputes. The dispute process agreed to by banks that issue MasterCard accounts or process MasterCard transactions is set up to allow the banks to manage disputes with cardholders and merchants in a formal manner.
For Issuer and Merchant guidelines for disputes refer to MasterCard's Chargeback Rules:
www.mastercard.com/us/merchant/pdf/TB_CB_Manual.pdf
For a Merchant fact sheet on avoiding chargebacks visit:
www.mastercard.com/us/merchant/pdf/Avoiding_Chargebacks_Tips.pdf
Q: I never received an item purchased online or by telephone
A: If you purchased an item that was not delivered to you, or the incorrect item was sent, you should speak initially with the merchant to resolve the situation. If you and the merchant cannot agree to a resolution and you want to file a disputed transaction, this must be done directly with the financial institution that issued your MasterCard card to you.
Typically, there is a customer service number for you financial institution on the back of each card that you can call. You can always contact the MasterCard Assistance Center at 1-800-307-7309 or 'Collect' by dialing 1-636-722-7111.
Q: I purchased an item, but was sent the wrong item
A: If you purchased an item but were delivered the wrong product, we recommend that you speak initially with the merchant to resolve the situation. If you and the merchant cannot agree to a resolution, and you want to file a disputed transaction, this must be done directly with the financial institution that issued your MasterCard card to you.
Typically, there is a customer service number for your financial institution on the back of each card that you can call. You can always contact the MasterCard Assistance Center at 1-800-307-7309 or 'Collect' by dialing 1-636-722-7111.
Q: I want a refund from a business that has filed bankruptcy
A: To seek a refund from a business that has filed bankruptcy, but you are unable to locate the business, you can file a disputed transaction.
Typically, there is a customer service number for your financial institution on the back of each card that you can call. You can always contact the MasterCard Assistance Center at 1-800-307-7309 or 'Collect' by dialing 1-636-722-7111.
Q: The financial institution that issued your MasterCard card said that MasterCard denied my dispute
A: If your dispute case was denied, the financial institution that issued your MasterCard card will be able to explain the reason. Typically, there is a customer service number for your financial institution on the back of each card that you can call. You can always contact the MasterCard Assistance Center at 1-800-307-7309 or 'Collect' by dialing 1-636-722-7111.
Q: Questions not answered here
A: If your question is not listed among the previous topics and questions, your best option is to contact the financial institution that issued your account as only they hold account specific and unique information. Typically there is a customer service number for your financial institution on the back of each card that you can call. You can always contact the MasterCard Assistance Center toll free at 1-800-307-7309 or 'Collect' by dialing 1-636-722-7111.
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10.25.2012

temporary credit card

Temporary use credit card numbers to avoid a repeat of the billsWhat if you want additional protection to buy online this holiday shopping season, or you simply want to avoid getting bills after signing up for a free trial, have found that the reader temporary MyTQuinn, "safe shopping" credit card numbers work great.Find temporary use credit card numbers to avoid a repeat BillingI've use a new (to me) for "safe shopping" credit card numbers available from exporters - temporary card several numbers where you can specify an expiration date, and the limits of charge, etc., and then you do not have to give a real card number to an online merchant. I used to my kids subscriptions for online game, which is always to provide some "comfort" automatic renewal. I determine the dollar amount or the expiration date that would lead to the rejection of the charges when I want to stop any further action is required subscription. In this way, inaction leads to unsubscribe instead of the last month of charges for something that they are no longer interested
temporary credit card
temporary credit card

How temporary credit card to work and there is a place I can go to get them.

These are the cards that open .. For a fee. About $ 5 to $ 15 bucks. You "load" them money and allows you to buy things online. Watch out for hidden fees. Read all the small print. You "load" with $ xxx.xx and get this amount minus the fee to spend as you wish, just like a real credit card. Nothing more than that. Some banks offer them, depending on the area. Where I live can be obtained through I my store groceries. Worth only if you need to rent a car, buy a plane ticket, and make purchases online.Looks like a "secured card" and you can deposit and pay outrageous fees for credit cards. They give you a card (Capitol One, for example), they charge you like 22 percent in the month for $ 200 and charge you $ 50.00. You give them $ 250.00 for $ 200 in credit. If you do not pay, you lose. If you do not pay, you lose, plus they charge you another $ 50.00 to build credit and pay your bills still have and 200 private in the West, while you have 200 credit to pay 22% .., pay a monthly fee, and the payment of the balance, they collect the interest of your money and your bill ... And you pay $ 50 a year on top.

Temporary credit card number is not always safe
Are logically Temporary Use a credit card online?More than ten years during the early days of PayPal, launched a temporary advantage to generate credit card numbers for online shopping (and also technically debit card numbers, but you're my drift fishing).This is the problem with a temporary credit card numbers ... Ultimately they do nothing to stop fraud. As long as the active virtual account number, fraudsters can be charged to their hearts content - using up your credit limit or reduce the purchasing power available on a debit card.There is one feature only reallyA snapshot of the default account numbers of CitiNow If the foregoing, it is clear you can object to the charges and get your money back if unauthorized. But this does not offer any advantage over disputing the charges against regular debit / credit card numbers: each process include the conflict itself united both will distort the balance of your account (at least until the charges are reported and reverse).Problem with PayPal virtual credit card number (and all debit cards) is that if he gets hit with your false accusations, your balance will be affected. Even if this was only temporary and you are able to reverse the charges, and there will be a period of time where the money is not there and that can cause to bounce checks if it happened with your checking account. This is why debit cards very risky to use.The only advantage of using a temporary card number is that if those who have been exploited, you only have to cancel this number instead of your primary account number.Some more serious than othersYou can create a temporary credit card numbers for Chase and Citigroup, Bank of America, and the discovery and other major issuers (except American Express). But not all are created equal ...
temporary credit card
 
"Use everywhere" type - some only give you the number one demo account. You can then use it whenever you want for online transactions. The problem with this type is that over time will be used in multiple merchants. This is the way PayPal does it.
    
Type the use of one-time - with this type, create a temporary number for the merchant only. That way if the settlement, one can not last use. City offers this as a free feature on their credit cards, including the popular card forward. Bank "ShopSafe" America is similar but with fewer features.Between these two types, in theory, the first is more dangerous, because you can not restrict the use of a particular dealer. So I you insist on using these, go with those that gives you a unique number on the basis of each dealer.But never, ever use a debit account

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