by Bo, March 13, 2012
As the unemployment level in the US reaches an uncontrollably high level, an increasingly large number of people are resorting to treacherous means to make money. While some are setting up some fake on-line businesses, trying to make money by deceiving people, some others are becoming identity thieves. If you’re a credit card holder, you should always remain aware of being subject to identity theft. As all transactions become on-line, the chances of deception has also risen and this is why you should remain aware of the pros and cons of on-line shopping with your credit cards. Credit card debt can hurt your credit score and if you’re not into the habit of saving money, no amount of credit card consolidation attempts can help.
As there is a recent increase in the on-line shopping trends, there are some people who love to use their credit cards there too. Since most people in the US have become addicted to plastic shopping, they can’t let go of this habit even when they’re shopping on-line as they feel that plastic money is as good as real money. However, there is just one risk when you shop on-line with credit cards and it is being subject to identity theft. There are hundreds of people who shop on-line with their plastics and have been subject to identity theft where a hacker hacks all the credit card details and uses it to purchase things without the actual card-holder’s notice. So, when you buy things on-line, you have to make sure that you protect your identity so as to avoid falling in credit card debt.