Fraud

Five Ways of Avoiding Contactless Card Fraud

October 22, 2018
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Contactless fraud is on a meteoric rise in the UK. According to a recent Which? article, over £5.6 million was taken from credit and debit cards with contactless capabilities over the first six months of 2017 alone – a figure that’s almost double that of the same timeframe in the year prior. The reason for […]

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Defeating the Skimmer: Why Chip Cards Are the New, More Secure Way to Pay

June 21, 2017
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Did you know the magnetic stripe on your credit card is made using technology that first emerged in the 1950s? Because it’s been around for so long, criminals have become experts at stealing the valuable information stored in that stripe. No wonder vendors worldwide are replacing swipe cards with the modern EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and […]

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Worried about using your credit card online?

June 20, 2012
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Usually I’d say “don’t be”. There’s nothing wrong with using your credit card online, it’s mostly safe and mostly convenient at the same time. Just follow a few simple precautions to minimize the chances of being a victim of credit card fraud, such as: Never give your PIN code to anybody (you don’t need your […]

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