Credit card users urged to be on their guard

Friday 06 March 2009

Article by Mozo

As National Consumer Fraud Week comes to an end, Queensland police are making one last bid to encourage people to keep credit card details and other personal data safe.

Detective superintendent Brian Hay, of the State Crime Operations Command Fraud and Corporate Crime group, said that while many Aussies are realising the need to keep their credit card details safe, they are taking a slightly lax attitude to other key info.

"Identity crime can range from an offender stealing your wallet and using your credit card to more complex offences where they assume your identity and apply for loans or credit cards," he explained.

As such, he urged Aussies to pay the same kind of attention to keeping their date of birth and address private as they would their credit card details.

Launching the awareness week on March 2nd, the minister for broadband, communications and digital economy Stephen Conroy urged people to remember that if a deal looks to good to be true, it probably is.ADNFCR-1761-ID-19062214-ADNFCR

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