How to protect yourself from card fraud

By: Alex Hartley Sep 29, 2015 How to protect yourself from card fraud Financial fraud is becoming an increasingly pressing problem and over the last couple of years we have seen more and more cases coming to light. Hackers have been able to steal the financial identities of millions of innocent people. But the large majority of frauds happen through human error and, in most cases, the card holder has been tricked or misled into using the card somewhere they shouldn’t or handing over card details by mistake. It’s important to know how to protect against this, and that using your card provides an additional degree of protection that you won’t have if you pay in a different way. What is Card fraud? Essentially, card fraud is any instance when your card has been used by someone else without your permission.  The purpose of the fraud could be to either obtain goods or services without paying for them or to get hold of funds from an account. Common causes of card fraud include: Phishing
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