Recently, received a call from Chase Amazon Visa Rewards card having some suspicious activity attached to it. According to the Fraud Department there was a charge on my card for $300 at Best Buy in Florida. I wish I was in Florida, but no, it wasn't me. Admittedly, this card was relegated to the sock drawer for awhile and glancing at my transaction history the only purchases I've made over the past 6 months or so were on Amazon -- the likelihood of them being compromised is next to nil. However, if we look past those 6 months, I remember going on a trip to Las Vegas where I used this card for virtually everything there. When you kind of reflect on it like that, it seems so 1+1 on what may have happened. It also makes sense that if your account were to be compromised, the perpetrator may wait for a bit and use time on their side to further complicate narrowing down where exactly your card essentially got skimmed. So for anyone travelling down south to a bit of a tourist destination like Las Vegas... #1 Cash is King, especially if you're purchasing from a smaller scale store. #2 If you decide to use a CC for anything other than your airline ticket or hotel, you may want to pay off your trip expenses once you return home and then ask your CC provider to send you a new card. In either case, may help give you some extra peace of mind. Another thing that helps is if your credit card has a built in system that will text or email you for every transaction. It can be useful for catching suspicious activity early.