that you leave your credit card out of your sight," Spangler said. "Say you're
at a restaurant and the cashier swipes the credit card or whomever is swiping the
credit card, they're retaining that data."
say the incident happened just one day after Christmas, the prime time for
thieves to commit this type of crime.
frequency of you utilizing your credit card or debit card occurs much higher
during the holiday season, and according to my victim, this card was for
Christmas gift purchases," Spangler said.
can you do to protect yourself from credit card theft? Police have a few
- Don't let
your card out of your sight
- Make sure
you're the one that swipes it (if possible)
- When in
doubt, use cash
- Check your
bank account activity at least once a week