Credit cards or plastic money is considered the safest means to make payments. The use of credit cards discourages theft because stealing a credit card will not be beneficial to any thief. Security measures are taken by credit card companies to protect their clients from credit card fraud.
Because credit cards are so easy to use, credit card holders often forget that every time they swipe their cards at a POS terminal, they are actually piling up debts. These debts can easily be repaid at the end of every statement period but if these debts are too much to handle at one time, interest rates and late charges will be added to the outstanding balances of the credit cards. This just makes the debts balloon and the cardholders may have a hard time repaying these debts.