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So, you've got your shiny new card.
But how do you make sure you stay safe when using it?
Riiiiiiight. But we're not all Russian Billionaires are we?
The fact is, danger can come from anywhere
Hhm... I think I'll pass thanks, Mr fake African Prince
And if you're not careful with your details, criminals can apply for any of these in your name
Which could lead to credit problems for you now - and in the future
To help you stay safe, here's a few handy hints
Don't expose yourself - stop sniggering at the back
Keep your PIN secret and shield it whenever you need to key it in
If you need to give personal details over the phone
Make sure you know you're talking to the right person - And that others aren't listening in
Next, don't make things easy
Shred receipts and any paperwork with your name and address on it. Those ne'er-do-wells will try anything Filthy hound.
Finally, don't miss the details
Make sure websites are secure when you're buying anything online - by looking out for one of those in the corner
When you get your statement, check it thoroughly and report any suspect items to your bank or card provider
So. That's keeping safe.