Smartphone sales might have plateaued in recent years, but it is a fairly safe bet that anyone who uses the ubiquitous computer in their pocket to run their lives has completed a financial transaction. It doesn’t matter whether you are using an iOS or Android device, it has become incredibly simple to both pay for […]
Scam artists are always on the prowl setting up new schemes for fake e-commerce sites. Before you make a purchase, take the time to read reviews and hear what others say about the merchant. Also, try to find a physical location and any customer service information you can gather. It’s also a good idea to […]
Especially with the rise of online banking, mobile payments and online buying, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your financial accounts and check them routinely for possible fraud. Check your bank and credit card statements carefully to make sure there’s nothing improper happening.
In the permissions settings for most apps — where applicable — you have the option to turn off in-app purchases. This is highly recommended, as it means the app cannot access your banking details and it will protect you from accidental purchases that can’t always be undone should you inadvertently select an item that automatically […]
Over time you are likely to have used various debit and credit cards to make online purchases, permitting your details to be stored for future use — whether it’s in Google Pay, Apple Wallet or a website’s online store. Check through the payment information you’ve stored there, culling out obsolete or unused accounts. Cutting down […]
Most credit cards offer some protection against identity theft and may limit the monetary amount you will be responsible for paying. Debit cards do not offer that protection. Because the charges may be instantly deducted from your account, a hacker who obtains your account information may empty your bank account before you even realize it.
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