8 Safety Tips When
Using Your RCBC Bankard
Technology has made our lives infinitely easier, and with your RCBC Bankard credit card, living life to the fullest has never been so fun. But before you go off and take advantage of all the possibilities your card has to offer, remember to keep some of these safety tips in mind. After all, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and all it takes is a little precaution.
8. Safe Surfing
A little extra work (that is, manually typing in the URLs of your favorite sites) when shopping online could mean a world of difference—following links could trick you into visiting scammer sites, which can look exactly like the real websites down to the signs and stickers from authorized partners. You should also refrain from following links on emails, as these (along with your bookmarks) can get corrupted.
7. Information on Lock
Never reply to emails asking to verify your credit card details, and you should never submit them over the phone. If you’re contacted by a bank representative, request for their name and call them back through their hotline to be sure. Also, make sure that you always use a secure connection when making purchases online. It may seem a little on the paranoid side, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
6. Divide and Conquer
Keep your credit name, bank information, credit card statements, PIN (which you should change regularly) and password, along with your other information separately and in secure places. This way, if you ever misplace anything, whoever finds it still won’t be able to use your information for their benefit.
5. Triple Check
Regardless of whether you’re in a hurry, you should always triple check that the amount on the slip or the terminal is correct. As tempting as it may seem to dash off your signature, grab your item and go, human error happens—and unscrupulous individuals and businesses get away with charging extra more often than you think.