True, the holiday’s is the hottest time when credit card fraud runs into the millions of dollars. There are many incidents of fraud out on the market and shopping is a very casual task many take for granted. A leading credit card company from the US reported losses in the millions of dollars that they do not readily publicize for it has an impact on their customers confidence in their systems.
There is no true protective measure for something as small and compact as a credit card which in the wrong hands can cost you a few hundred dollars or even max out your credit limit. Crime syndicates use the said tactic for their illegal activities where they have people who handle these fraudulent transactions. There is still a wide open gap when it comes to credit card which may be covered by newer fool-proof security. The addition of biometrics to the standard card swipe can provide an added level of security along with fingerprinting.
Simple steps can also be taken to prevent these actions towards you such as being careful where and when you use your credit cards. When paying, be sure to have in plain sight the reader or terminal where the card is swiped to be sure they are used only for the intended purchase a card fraud scheme wherein a separate card reader is used to record the information contained within the card has been going on for a long time where the captured information can be used for purchases. Before signing the print-out or receipt, be sure to check all details such as the purchase amount and other such vital information. If you do end up loosing a credit card or your whole wallet, immediately call your card company so the said card can be tagged as stolen so further purchases are not billed to you. If there happens to be any inaccuracies in your card’s statement, call information at once for there may be a problem with your card of worst somebody may have already copied the information from your original card. Vigilance and awareness is the key so be on the lookout for any dubious people around you. Keep safe people and a Merry Christmas to all.