To protect against credit card fraud, follow these steps every time a credit purchase is made:

  • Check the signature on the charge slip against the one on the back of the card. This may seem basic, but you'd be surprised at how often it is neglected.
  • Verify the card's expiration date.
  • Check the frequently updated bulletin listing canceled card numbers.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Book You'll Ever Need