Tips to avoid card theft

Credit or debit cards are known as “plastic money”. Today, there are more than 2.8 billion of them in circulation in the world. Beyond the environmental impact they cause, in this article we explain how to avoid having your wallet stolen.


We have already told you about the origin of the credit card in La Plaça. Many years have passed since McNamara’s famous idea and the techniques that thieves use to steal money from the card have also evolved. So, if you haven’t switched to virtual cards and still use the so-called “plastic money”, here are four tips to avoid being taken for a ride.

  1. You are the one who has to swipe your card through the dataphone. If you buy in a shop, never let the salesperson take the card and you cannot see the dataphone. There are many card copiers that, just by swiping the card, copy all the data. It is therefore important that you are the one who swipes the card over the dataphone. 
  2. Make sure that the device does not have any strange wires. If you swipe your card yourself, especially if you are not making a purchase at a trusted merchant, make sure that there is no device, large or small, connected to the dataphone. Nowadays, there are many devices that connect to the dataphone and can also copy data. Therefore, if the device is not wireless, check that only a cable is hanging from it.
  3. Do not make purchases using WIFI or public computers. WIFI networks and public computers have made the internet accessible to everyone, but virtual shopping is best done with your personal computer and from your home WIFI. Encourage safe shopping. 
  4. Avoid ‘fishing’. Finally, avoid so-called ‘fishing’ whenever possible. Whether by phone call or e-mail, some thieves have specialised in asking for your card details with the excuse that they need them for a service you have contracted. Do not give out any personal or financial information except through the service’s corporate intranet or in the shop itself.

11Onze is becoming a phenomenon as the first Fintech community in Catalonia. Now, it releases the first version of El Canut, the super app of 11Onze, for Android and Apple. El Canut, the first universal account can be opened in Catalan territory.

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  1. Manuel Bullich BuenoManuel Bullich Bueno says:

    Moltes gràcies.

  2. Jordi MorenoJordi Moreno says:

    Moltes gràcies

  3. Daniela SimónDaniela Simón says:
  4. Ricard Calvo VilanovaRicard Calvo Vilanova says:
  5. Pere Maria EstremPere Maria Estrem says:
    Pere Maria

    Bon i interessant article.

  6. Jordi

    Hola si jo ingreso la compte la empresa om treballo serà reacis ja que em preguntarà de tot i pot ser molt reacis i després tots els pagaments que tinc. Com ho faria

    • Jordi CollJordi Coll says:

      Això ho has de veure tu mateix… Moltes gràcies pel teu comentari, Jordi!!!

      3 years ago
  7. Rosa Maria SoléRosa Maria Solé says:
    Rosa Maria

    Molt interesant les explicacions.

    • Jordi CollJordi Coll says:

      Cert, una bona guia a seguir. Moltes gràcies pel teu comentari, Rosa!!!

      3 years ago
  8. Jordi

    Google play plaques 28 euros

  9. Jordi

    Si compres per internet primer utilitzar paypal

    • Jordi CollJordi Coll says:

      Cert, fer servir PayPal és un molt bon recurs, per la seva garantia… Moltes gràcies pel teu comentari, Jordi!!!

      3 years ago
  10. Jordi

    Sempre. Al poble comprar per internet no sóc comprador.

    • Jordi CollJordi Coll says:

      Doncs si no fas compres per internet segur que no tindràs problemes. Moltes gràcies, Jordi!!!

      3 years ago
  11. Jordi

    Sempre pago amb botiga de menjar del poble O l’éstanc i l’escola

    • Jordi CollJordi Coll says:

      De totes maneres a aquests llocs que anomenes seria difícil que hi tinguessis problemes. Moltes gràcies pel teu comentari, Jordi!!!

      3 years ago
  12. alicia Coiduras Charlesalicia Coiduras Charles says:

    Llavors quasi que es millor pagar amb el mòbil?

    • Jordi CollJordi Coll says:

      Tot és qüestió de gustos… De totes maneres ja va bé que es pugui fer de diverses maneres, perquè…, com ho fas si has perdut o se t’ha espatllat el mòbil? Gràcies pel teu comentari, Alícia!!!

      3 years ago
  13. Manuel Bullich BuenoManuel Bullich Bueno says:

    Un article molt útil, gràcies pels consells.

  14. Joan Santacruz CarlúsJoan Santacruz Carlús says:
  15. Francesc Estafanell PujolFrancesc Estafanell Pujol says:
    Francesc de Borja

    Vetllar per tenir un comportament segur en el món digital també és la nostra responsabilitat. Per això ampliar els coneixements és un bon costum. Gràcies

  16. Mercè ComasMercè Comas says:

    Gràcies per la informació
    Com es paga en una botiga física amb targeta virtual?

    • James SeneJames Sene says:

      Ho podràs fer Mercé aviat. Quan apple pay I googlepay integrin la targeta 11onze en el seu llistat. Mentrestant pots només comprar per Internet.

      3 years ago
    • Mireia Sitjà López says:

      Hola, Mercè, en una botiga física es paga amb targeta física, la virtual només és per comprar en línia. Gràcies a tu.

      3 years ago

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