Even a Supreme Court justice has to worry about becoming a victim of illegal credit card schemes.  According to several sources, Chief Justice John Roberts has become the casualty of credit card fraud.  Apparently, someone got hold of Justice Roberts’ credit card number, which prompted him to cancel his credit card.

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Credit Card Fraud:

  • Don't give your credit card number to anyone on the phone or through the mail or Internet unless you initiated contact with them.
  • Secure your mail by placing a lock on your mailbox
  • Order a copy of your credit report at least once a year
  • Ask the 3 major credit agencies, TransUnion, Experian and Equifax, to remove your name from the lists they sell to companies
  • Make sure that your credit card companies do not solicit your information to third parties
  • Consult with a local attorney

What is Credit Card Fraud?

Credit card fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using a fraudulent credit card in a transaction. The purpose of this fraud may be to obtain goods without paying, or to obtain unauthorized funds from an account.  When someone fraudulently uses your personal information such as your credit card or bank account number, you will be a victim of identity theft.

If you believe you have been the victim of Credit card fraud or identity theft, contact the police and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.  You may also want to speak to a qualified Credit card fraud or identity theft attorney to help restore your stolen credit or identity.

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