Keep your cash safe
8 Ways to protect your hard-earned money.
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?