It will be a good idea to safeguard your financial information as well as personal details at present from any kind of forgery or theft. Here, we have mentioned some important steps that can be taken for destroying your credit cards and other financial documents.
1. Make use of scissors to slice them up
You will be able to destroy any credit card by cutting it with the help of scissors. However, this has to be done correctly using multiple vertical and horizontal strategic slices. Make sure to destroy all the information on your card, for example, your signature.
2. Destroy chips and magnetic stripes
It is a fact that the magnetic stripes, as well as chips, will be consisting of your information on the credit card. Therefore, make sure to make them deactivated. Try to scramble your information with the help of a powerful magnet while running it across the stripe. Make use of a hammer or scissors in case the card comes with the chip as well.
3. Shred your documents and cards
Make use of the proper type of shredder for getting the job done and make certain that it has been designed for handling credit cards and other financial documents effectively. It is imperative for the shredder to feature a cross-cutting function.
Human interaction will be required by the process of recycling. Therefore, make it a point to take appropriate shredding precautions in case you go for recycling your card. Moreover, it should be distributed in separate garbage cans for optimum security.