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Credit Card Safety Guidelines

Email Security & Fraud

Messages sent by email are not secure and may be intercepted by outside parties. Do not use email or instant messenger to send communications that contain confidential information (such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or any other personal information).

A credit card company will never send you an e-mail asking for confidential information such as account numbers, passwords, PIN numbers, credit card numbers or social security numbers.

Protect yourself from fraudulent e-mails claiming to be from a credit card company, bank or other popular Internet web site. Delete unsolicited e-mails that ask for this type of personal information. If you suspect you've provided confidential information to a fraudulent site, contact the customer service number on the back of your card or from your account statement.

Card & PIN Safety

Mail & Phone Safety

Mail and telephone solicitations bring many tempting offers, but not all are legitimate! Be especially careful about deals that sound too good to be true, and keep the following advice in mind:

ATM Security