Under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, if you use a credit card for purchases between £100-£30,000:
But you still need to take care. You wouldn't hand over a wallet full of your cash to anyone you don't trust, so don't hand over your credit card details either.
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Most credit card fraud can be prevented by following some simple rules.
It’s also a good idea to check your bank statements regularly and credit report annually. Your credit report contains information about your credit history. You can get a copy of your credit report from companies such as:
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If you believe you’ve been the victim of credit card fraud, contact your card issuer immediately. In most cases you’ll be able to reclaim any stolen funds.
Victims of identity fraud should also contact the three credit rating agencies. If someone has your credit card details they may be able to apply for credit in your name. It’s possible to stop the fraud, but removing damaging credit information from your report can take time.