Keep your cash safe

8 Ways to pro­tect your hard-earned money.

Glamour (South Africa) - - All About You -

1Don’t“Banks never re­quest sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion via email, so be wary of any email that asks for this,” warns Mar­ius de la Rey, chief ex­ec­u­tive of cus­tomer chan­nels and distribution at Bar­clays Africa.

2Trav­elUse credit or debit cards in­stead of cash when you travel. If you do use cash, stash it in a pouch un­der your cloth­ing.

3Be“Web­sites of­ten sell email ad­dresses to other com­pa­nies, and spam emails may come via sites you’ve signed up to,” ex­plains Mar­ius. “Don’t sub­mit con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion on forms that are em­bed­ded within an email, as the sender can track ev­ery­thing you en­ter.” To check that a site is safe, use a pro­gramme like Nor­ton In­ter­net Se­cu­rity, and look for a pad­lock sign at the bot­tom of the page.

4Pro­tec­tYou cover your hand when you key in your pin at an ATM, but do you re­mem­ber to do the same at stores?

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