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How to avoid PayID credit card fraud 

How to avoid PayID credit card fraud 

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20% of all payments in Australia are done using PayID with one in four card payments in Australia being made with a mobile wallet. It is easy and convenient but […]

20% of all payments in Australia are done using PayID with one in four card payments in Australia being made with a mobile wallet. It is easy and convenient but it is still important to be mindful of security.

Regularly Check Your Statements

Don't wait until the end of the month to review your credit card statements. Regularly monitor your transactions online and report any unauthorized charges immediately to your card issuer.

Secure Wi-Fi Connections

Avoid making online purchases or accessing sensitive financial information using public Wi-Fi networks. Use a secure, password-protected connection or a VPN to encrypt your data transmission.

Customized Spending Limits

Some credit card issuers allow you to set customized spending limits for different types of transactions (online, in-store, international). Take advantage of this feature to control and monitor your spending more effectively.

Check App Permissions

Review the permissions requested by your mobile wallet app and only grant access to necessary functions. Be cautious of apps that request excessive permissions, as they may pose a security risk.

Get Police Assistance

For all emergencies and immediate Police assistance
Call: 000
To report non-urgent crimes or events 24 hours a day
Call: 131 444
To report information about a crime contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000

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