The National Bureau of Investigation reminded the people yesterday to be cautious in giving out personal information in their credit card applications because it might be used for credit card fraud.
“We advise the public transacting through the use of credit cards, debit cards to be extra cautious in giving out information regarding their personal details on the cards,” NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin said.
“Especially when it comes to the use of computer or purchases through the computers, giving out information for the application of credit cards,” Lavin said.
Lavin also advised the people to be in a seeing distance whenever your card is being swiped on the skimming machine during a transaction in an establishment.
The NBI’s reminders came after it nabbed a self-proclaimed international hacker Wednesday.
Edgar Silvano, 35, who called himself as the “best hacker in Asia” has been hacking bank accounts in various bank companies and allegedly reproducing counterfeit credit and debit cards. (Betheena Kae Unite)