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Stop Identity Theft Online with Credit Report Alerts

Jul 3, 2008
What is the best way to prevent ID Fraud when using a Credit Card online?

Many threats to your online safety exist today. The risks of shopping online are increasing.

If you know the risks you are in a better position to protect yourself.

Below are some tips to help with your online safety when using a credit card. These will aid the prevention of the theft of your identity when you are on the Internet.

Internet shopping and buying online is a risky business if you do not try and protect your identity.

Credit Card fraud from online purchases on the Internet equals over seventy per cent of every loss recorded by using a credit card on the web. Note too that fraudulent account takeovers increased by a worrying thirty per cent just last year.

Today the Internet is one of the easier ways for any criminal to steal your personal identity from you.

Be sensible when buying online and take a commons sense approach to what you do. Just be careful and be aware of the risks when using a credit card online.

Stop identity theft now. Do not these criminals steal your identity and your money!

If you surf and buy products on the web you must be aware of the risks you may face.

Bad software can automatically be loaded on to your computer to corrupt your data or make it perform slow or stop and close down.

Criminals can now load software in to your computer memory to watch you enter your credit cards via your keyboard. These spyware trojan horses can be especially dangerous.

Be very careful using your PC when you connect to the Internet.

Whenever you use your pc or laptop when connected to the Internet your other data is at risk because other Internet users may be able to gain access to your computer without you knowing about it.

Make sure to use a personal Firewall system on your PC whenever you connect to the world-wide-web to protect your credit card transactions.

How do I know when my identity has been stolen?

Credit report companies now provide an identity theft protection services to give you an early warning of any sort of ID fraud activity so you can take action to stop it before the impact is too great.

It is better to prevent identity theft than to deal with the consequences!

Get a subscription to alerts on your credit report is simple.

Your credit report supplier can provide you with the Alerts Service you need to let you know by SMS cell phone text or personal email if any change, however small, is detected on your credit report.

The alert might be nothing or it could be the start of ID fraud. These credit report alerts are the best early warning system available. If something is wrong you can act swiftly to contain it.
About the Author
Before you shop on the web discover how to get a Free Credit Report in the UK and read our report on How to Stop Identity Fraud so you can buy online with confidence.
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