Add Captcha
Enter the text shown above:
Added July 13, 2010 from: Mike Killian
Rate now
Average Rating
 Mike Killian
Answered By Mike Killian:
Most online application sites include encryption which is a tad too complicated for this answer, but it does offer stringent security. Therefore, filing an application online is as safe (if not safer) as charging to your card online. Can a hacker get in? I suppose, but chances are unlikely as most sites are protected from such activities. It is impossible to say fraud does not occur, but it is more likely to occur from someone opening your mail box or sifting through your garbage or copying your credit card number while your card is out of your sight in a restaurant.

Secure e-commerce technology is actually considered safer than mailing your paper application through the United States Postal Service. Of course the safest technology is filling out an application in person at the financial institution. But short of that, an online credit card application is probably a safer route than mailing.

This question is about:  Miscellaneous
0 Responses to "Is it safe to apply for a credit card online?"

No Comments

Leave a Comment
Related Questions:
Most Recent Questions:
Most Popular Questions:
Related Articles:
How to find the best Cash Back credit card?
Top articles from Mike Killian