Top privacy tip of the week – Applying for a credit card

Protecting your privacy
Each week we at the business desk will be presenting you with a tip on how
to better protect your privacy and this is our newest feature.

We are constantly striving to protect ourselves from scams and scammers, but
most of all we need to ensure that our privacy, confidentiality, and
independence are kept safe from prying eyes and those who thrive on
destroying our right to these precious commodities.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to bringing you great tips.

The business desk team


Applying for a credit card
once you have made up your mind which credit card you would like to apply
for; next you need to find which bank issues said card.
Then you should go to said bank and ask for assistance to complete the
application form.
It is always best for you to do it this way so that you do not need to
depend on someone else to assist you with the hard copy form.

If you choose to do it the online way, then chances are that you would run
into challenges with websites that are not very user friendly.

You could also apply for your card using the phone banking way.
However, you need to take the necessary precautions to ensure your privacy
when your credit card confirmation letter arrives in the mail.

This letter will contain your credit card number and your 3 digit security
code along with your expiry date.
Take this letter to your closest bank and ask staff to read this to you and
copy it down in a format that you can read.
Keep this letter safe and do not forget to sign your credit card.
Sign it in front of a bank staff member to be safe.

Just keep this in mind: Your credit card is one of the most favourite
targets of scammers and hackers!
Keep it safe and hidden at all times from prying eyes!

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