By now, everyone has heard of the huge breach of credit and debit card data at Target affecting up to 70 million people. Or, is it 110 million? Either way, all I can say is “YOW!”
Huh? What makes me so cavalier? I’m not. I’ll know right away if there’s an unauthorized purchase on any of the prepaid cards in my family. How? I get real-time text notifications for any activity on any of the prepaid cards in my family. If I see something amiss, I can take action immediately.
Are you using a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card that provides real-time alerts whenever a purchase is made? If so, let us know which one in the comments. If not, you should be. In my mind, that feature should be a minimum requirement of any reasonable credit, debit, or prepaid card offering.
Real-time activity alerts won’t prevent you from being a target of fraud, but at least you’ll know right away when you’re hit.