1. Q: What is a credit card used for?
A: A credit card is used for making purchases on credit. You can buy something now and pay for it later.
2. Q: What kind of information is on a credit card?
A: A credit card has a credit card number, an expiration date, the name of the cardholder, the cardholder’s signature, and the name of the issuer (the credit card company or bank).
3. Q: Who can get one?
A: Anyone with good credit can get one.
4. Q: What happens if my credit card is stolen or lost?
A: If your credit card is stolen, you must call the credit card company immediately! You are not responsible for charges made on a stolen card if you call the company within a reasonable amount of time (a day or two).
5. When can a person use a credit card?
A: A credit card can be used at almost any place that accepts it as a payment.
6. Q: What is a credit card made of?
A: A credit card is made of plastic.
Note: Sometimes the word "plastic" is used in place of "credit card." During the holidays, many Americans use plastic when making a purchase.
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