Security Guidance for University Cardholders

  • Don’t give your card number to anyone on the phone unless you’ve made the call to a company you know to be reputable. If you’ve never done business with the company before, do an online search first for reviews or complaints.
  • Never send your card number over email.
  • Carry your cards separately from your wallet. It can minimise your losses if someone steals your wallet or purse. And carry only the card you need for that outing.
  • Don’t keep a record of your PIN with, or close to, the card. Preferably the PIN should not be written down.
  • During a transaction, keep your eye on the card – don’t allow the person taking the payment to go off with it, and never do anything like leaving a card behind the bar for ‘security’ against a tab.
  • Never sign a blank receipt. Draw a line through any blank spaces above the total.
  • Save all receipts to compare with your statement.
  • Open your statements promptly, or check online frequently.
  • Report any questionable charges to the card issuer and report lost or stolen cards as soon as you realise.
  • Notify Barclaycard if you will be travelling.
  • Don’t ever write your card number on the outside of an envelope.

For more information, refer to the Financial Fraud Action website or contact the Cashiers.

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       Finance Division
       University of Oxford
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