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A few months ago my husband was going through our credit card statement and noticed our credit  card had some strange transactions on it. He called me right away and after talking to me, we realized that these were fraudulent charges. They weren’t large sums but charges we didn’t make. We still can’t pin point where our information was taken exactly,but we’re pretty sure it was at an out of town gas station we had put gas in our car a few days before that.  It was a scary experience but we quickly realized we needed to take certain precautions so that we wouldn’t have this happen again. Chase & Financial Education,Brittney Castro want to help you Shop Smarter & Stay Safe during the busy times of the year when your guard might be down while shopping with some great Tips to help you stay safe from Fraud.briteny

There’s nothing worse than opening up your credit card statement only to see you’ve been the victim of identity theft. Because most of use credit cards as our primary source of payment, sadly we open ourselves up to a lot of issues with identity theft. Back to school season can be one of those times in which we let our guard down because we’re so busy trying to get everything we need to get the school year started, that we forget to stay safe.  Check out the fantastic video below with incredibly helpful tips to help keep you safe while making purchases.

Brittany Castro touches on some great points in this video. It’s so important to shop smarter! As much fun as it is to go to hole in the wall shops, it’s important to stay vigilant when shopping. Make sure and save receipts and most important try to use the chip when possible.

Even when buying stuff through your computer make sure you’re doing it on sites that are safe and will keep your information secure. Most important avoiding shopping on public networks  because anyone can grab your information when you least expect it.

It’s important to outsmart fraudsters, there’s always someone trying to swindle people. It’s important to do your best to stay vigilant and always Shop Smarter, especially during the busiest times of the year when we tend to lay our guard down.

Make sure and visit to learn more about staying safe. Most important share this video with friends and family so they can take the proper steps in keeping their hard earned money & their identities safe.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CHASE. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Reply Jana Williams

    These are Awesome Tips and I Have Been a Victim of Identity Theft! I Was in My Early Twenties and I Was at a Bar/Pub Eating Dinner With Some Friends & the Waiter Had Brought My Credit Card Back and Set it On the Bar (We Were Eating at the Bar, Not in a Booth) and I Wasn’t Paying Attention Like I Should Have Been! Well the Next Second I Looked Down My Card Was Gone & I Don’t Have a Clue Who Took It, Except for that They Were a Female! I Tried to Call & Cancel it When I Realized it Was Gone but Someone Had Already Used it at the Gas Station but They Canceled it Right After that So They Didn’t Get to Use it Again! Well I Called the Bar & Explained to the Guy Working there What Happened & He Told Me that a Woman Came in there with 2 Guys & They Bought a Case of Beer, a Bunch of Snacks, & They Filled Up Their Cars with Gas! Well I Was Furious but Luckily I Didn’t Have to Pay for All that Stuff! It Hasn’t Happened Again Thankfully but These Tips are Important & Everyone Should Be Cautious! Thanks for the Post, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

    September 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Elishia

    Thank you for the tips! I use the chip for convenience, but will remember to use it whenever possible!

    September 6, 2016 at 11:42 am
  • Reply April Gupton

    Thank you!

    September 6, 2016 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Cyndee Hilliard

    Wow ! Awesome video ! The world has gotten so scary now ! Thanx for the great info.

    August 31, 2016 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    There is so much fraud going on now days. This information is great. Thank you so much for sharing

    August 31, 2016 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Mandy

    I have been a victim of identity theft and it is just awful. Very interesting article.

    August 31, 2016 at 6:02 am
  • Reply Katy

    Good thing your husband was watching the charges made on the card. Too often, we don’t see the charges until it’s too late. Great tips for staying smart.

    August 30, 2016 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Renee Rousseau

    Thanks for sharing such helpful information in this scary age of identity theft.

    August 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply janie vezina

    these are some great tips. thank you for writing the article

    August 30, 2016 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Barbara Simmons

    Great tips!

    August 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Molly

    These are good tips. I had fraudulent charges happen to me on my Chase card, and Chase caught it before I even saw it. I was impressed with how well they handled it.

    August 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply AS

    Great tips! Thanks

    August 30, 2016 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    OH yes these are all so important!! We got frauded last year and the banks were amazing about it but it was SUCH a pain in the tush!!

    August 30, 2016 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Marie Lowther

    thank you for all the tips!

    August 30, 2016 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Rita M

    We had the fraudulent charges incident happen to us recently & also have no clue how this could have happened & it was a newly issued card with NO use! We immediately signed up through Costco for a fraud alert program. Thanks for passing on some very valuable information!

    August 30, 2016 at 2:53 am
    • Reply alice morris

      Happens to us all and my husband asks me about charges he is unsure of also

      August 30, 2016 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Laura

    What a great video with good tips. It’s scary that you might not be protected purchasing items. It’s crazy what people will do to get your information.

    August 30, 2016 at 12:54 am
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