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"Tips For Using Credit Cards"

From the nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial Education
 

CONTACT: Paul S. Richard, ICFE Executive Director at 619-239-1401

San Diego, CA.  The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), a nonprofit group based in San Diego and originator of the Credit Card Warning Labels" offers the following tips to consumers for using credit and charge cards:

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Reduce the number of cards you carry and use just one or two. (Optional:  Place credit card warning labels on credit cards.
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Use credit cards only for essential purchases.
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Return all unwanted credit cards, cut up into pieces, to the credit or charge card issuer immediately.
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Keep unused cards in a safe place.
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Carry credit cards separately from your wallet or purse.
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Keep your card in view whenever you hand it to a merchant.
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Destroy carbon papers on receipts.
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Never lend your cards to anyone.
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Promptly report questionable charges.
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Avoid signing blank charge vouchers.
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Don't give card numbers out over the phone on calls you didn't originate.
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Enter charge purchases in your checkbook register as though they were a check.

"Credit Card Warning Label" Ordering Information:

For 10 Credit Card Warning Labels, (please specify A, B or C version)
plus information on how to create a Spending-Plan the how to use the Spending-by-Choice Technique, please send $2, and a 
self-addressed, double stamped business-sized envelope to

(Quantity prices 500 per roll $49.95 + $3.05 p&h - 1000 per roll $89.95 + $4.05 p&h)


ICFE Credit Protection
PO Box 34070, 
San Diego, CA 92163.
Order on-line using a VISA, American Express or MasterCard or Check
(NOTE: minimum charge order on this item is $10.)
OR by calling 619-239-1401.


For more information contact Paul S. Richard ICFE Executive Director at 619-239-1401.

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