Ex-Credit Card Thief Recommends Making Up Fake Answers To Security Questions

In an interview, a former credit card thief talks about some of the scams he used to run on unwary consumers. It’s got some good takeaways for protecting yourself, like the one where you make up fake answers to security questions. With all the info that can be found online now some of these security questions aren’t that hard to figure out. So instead of putting down the real answer to “What’s your mother’s maiden name?” put down “unicorn princess.”

Secrets of a Former Credit Card Thief [Yahoo] (Thanks to Newdreams!)

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