March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, and Visa Canada is reaching out to consumers about the role they can play in helping to protect their payment cards.
Social media has become an everyday part of life for many young people. In fact, a recent survey showed that 86 per cent of 18-34 year olds are active online – but that same survey showed that this age group also has the highest tendency to overshare personal information online. Similarly, younger people are also taking risks with their payment cards. The survey showed that 45 per cent of respondents reported risky behavior like loaning their card to others and sending payment card information via email/text.
It’s true that Visa cardholders are protected by our multiple layers of security, but there are also simple actions that cardholders can take to make sure they are doing their part to protect their payment cards – and their personal information, too.
To illustrate the point, we created an interactive, ‘choose your own adventure’ style video to educate viewers about fraud, helping them recognize risky behaviours and reduce their chances of being victimized. Check it out at www.theconcertbyvisa.ca, and see if you have what it takes to guard your card!
Posted by: Michelle Michalak, Visa Corporate Relations, Canada on February 26, 2013 at 3:02 am