Credit Card Skimming: How to Spot and Avoid Fraudulent Charges

Credit Card Skimming: How to Spot And Avoid Fraudulent Charges

“Skimming” a credit card means stealing account data during a legitimate transaction without the cardholder’s knowledge or authorization, and then transferring that information to a duplicate card to be used by thieves to make fraudulent purchases. Illicit technology and criminal intent combine to rob cardholders and merchants alike, so both must be alert to the threat and take steps to protect themselves from it.

TransFirst® offers this e-guide to help educate businesses and consumers about this unlawful practice. Click here to download.


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