What is Card-not-Present fraud and do I need to do anything to protect myself?
Card-not-Present fraud is currently the most common type of card fraud in the UK. It occurs when a fraudster steals your card details and uses them to buy items either over the Internet, by phone, fax or mail.
To help protect yourself it is recommended:
- The you avoid entering your card details on shared or public computers
- You always remember to log out of any websites where you have entered your card details
- You only enter your card details on secure sites (where the web address begins with ‘https’ and there is a padlock in the browser window)
- You always keep a close eye on your statements and report any fraudulent transactions immediately
- When making a payment with your bank card never allow the card to leave your line of sight.
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