How to protect your bank cards from skimming

Ever been the victim of an ATM scam where your debit or credit card has been copied and you’ve been completely unaware of it until you’ve checked your bank statement? Skimming – as it’s known – is when unscrupulous characters ‘skim’ your data from the magnetic stripe on the back of your bank card using … Continue reading How to protect your bank cards from skimming

Do hotel key cards contain my personal data?

Do a bit of research on this and you’ll find wildly conflicting answers. There’s a school of people out there who believe that hotel key cards must contain personal information including credit card numbers and details. How else could the hotel ‘charge’ items to the right room during your stay? It’s turned into a bit … Continue reading Do hotel key cards contain my personal data?

Stay safe at festivals: protect your ID & cards

If you’re off to a festival this summer, take extra care to protect your personal belongings. And we don’t just mean your sunglasses and camera: fraudsters only need 3 items of personal information to steal your identity. Avoid being the victim of identity theft Here are some tips for staying safe: – Take only the … Continue reading Stay safe at festivals: protect your ID & cards