The safest credit cards for making payments

Fraud, hackers, security breaches and other factors are making mag-stripe cards obsolete. What other technology options are out there?

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Feb 18, 2014 7:59AM

major fraud occurs from WITHIN the card companies themselves! 


i called my card company about a trip overseas and simply 2 hours later got a fraud alert call from the same card company. 


feeling "safe" about the card companies using people named "fred" or "dave" or Joe who have a poor ability to speak english clearly? 

Feb 18, 2014 9:21AM
guess asking for ID and checking for a match face profile would help. No!!
Feb 17, 2014 9:33PM
I am very careful and my card recently got hit for a few hundred $$$ in charges, luckily the card company caught it and didn't pay out. It seems to me that someone could make a card that is immune to fraud from any charges other than from the card carrier..  
Feb 18, 2014 1:50PM
The more things that you own.........the more things will own you.
It's all within the plan to ultimately get us on a cashless system.  A chip implant that is unique only to the person with the chip would solve everything, but this comes with a price we will never fully understand until it's too late.
Mar 1, 2014 1:06PM
Im going to say it and im going to say it again. EMV is a nice overdue improvement in Credit Card technology but simply adding a cardholder's picture to the front of the credit card isinexpensive and can go a long way in preventing security breaches such as Target, Neiman Marcus, Hilton and Sheraton hotels. Most merchants don't ask for ID at the POS counter. Smart. Simple. Secure.
Mar 9, 2014 7:41PM
What the hell is wrong with this picture? We tweet, we facebook, we my space, we text, we are overly technologically crazed however we find out we have had our credit cards and debit cards hacked about a month or more after it happens. Spend some time doing something useful like checking daily our bank and credit card info as well as our credit info. When you are traveling, inform your CC company and they will send an email to verify it was you informing them. Easy to blame however be pro active.
Mar 12, 2014 5:11PM

Most credit cards can be programmed to let the owner know when a purchase is being made, either by text or email or both. You can even set it to notify you at a certain dollar amount. .01 or whatever you like.

With this feature you know instantly if some one is using your card. If your spouse has the same card, you can even see their activity.

You can set this up online or call your card company.


Safest way to monitor it yourself !!



Mar 12, 2014 4:55PM
Fraud happens no matter how safe you are with your cards, maybe its time all credit cards come with your picture on it, at least in store purchases the cashier can see your face and signature... as for online purchase, i have no hope in that area... 
Mar 12, 2014 6:25PM
I thought this article was supposed to be about the "safest cards"... Thanks Janna for an article about card technology mistitled  as the safest cards...
Mar 12, 2014 4:45PM
BRING BACK CASH ONLY. All of these electronic items are going to destroy us.
Mar 1, 2014 2:50PM
These days....the banking establishment is guilty of most activities that are detrimental to their customers....and now having the so called hackers to blame....jejejejeje
Mar 1, 2014 3:16PM
The USA is light years behind the rest of the world in so many ways!
Mar 1, 2014 12:21PM
Sorry to say the more and more big business are thinking that ripping off the customer is the way to  make a profit, instead of selling quality. So we need people to watch dog the business practices, which can be bought and there souls paid for. Satan is smiling all the way to the fire.
Mar 1, 2014 9:59AM
Mar 9, 2014 10:50PM
Simple Solution.


Credit Cards are the Devil.

Mar 1, 2014 1:31PM
Mar 1, 2014 2:18PM

I clue to all, Sure Debit Cards are easy but also easy targets----so why use them?


Just throw them out and get a credit card one with protection!

Mar 9, 2014 10:32PM
The best card to make payments with is no card at all, be safe.
Mar 9, 2014 11:33PM
Got a better idea, get rid of them
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