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Image for article: New year advice recommends balance transfers

New year advice recommends balance transfers

2 Jan 2009

New advice has been offered on how best to survive the recession in the early part of 2009, with one tip being to consider transferring your credit card balance.. Read more...

Image for article: Study: Hereford the safest spot for credit card owners

Study: Hereford the safest spot for credit card owners

11 Dec 2008

People who live in Hereford are at least risk of becoming victims of credit card fraud, according to a new study. Read more...


Image for article: Keep an eye on credit reports, consumers warned

Keep an eye on credit reports, consumers warned

11 Dec 2008

Consumers should keep an eye on their credit report if they are concerned about identity fraud, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Be careful with online information, says CPP

Be careful with online information, says CPP

11 Dec 2008

Consumers should be careful what they do with their personal information when using credit cards to shop online, it has been suggested. Read more...


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Card skimming "only takes a few seconds"

12 Dec 2008

To skim or write down information about a credit card takes "only takes a few seconds", consumers have been warned. Read more...


Image for article: CPP: Do not save credit card details on computers

CPP: Do not save credit card details on computers

5 Jan 2009

Consumers have been advised not to save their credit card details on their home computers. Read more...


Image for article: Ensure you report any missing cards, says expert

Ensure you report any missing cards, says expert

6 Jan 2009

Written by Sarah Wilkins Read more...


Image for article: Children 'can expose parents to online credit card risks'

Children 'can expose parents to online credit card risks'

7 Jan 2009

There are a number of dangers associated with children using the internet to shop without the knowledge of their parents, credit card customers have been warned, Read more...


Image for article: Bank staff accused of credit card deception

Bank staff accused of credit card deception

7 Oct 2008

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is facing corrosive accusations of deceptive conduct by the customer services division of its credit cards department. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card cloners caught in police raid

Credit card cloners caught in police raid

7 Oct 2008

Two prolific fraudsters have been arrested as police cracked a UK credit card cloning ring. The conmen stole details from supermarket shoppers and used them to go on a global spending spree. Read more...


Image for article: HMRC warns of credit card email scams

HMRC warns of credit card email scams

8 Jan 2009

Credit card customers should be aware of scam emails, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned. Read more...


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Apacs: Credit card details "valuable in the wrong hands"

8 Jan 2009

Credit card customers need to be aware that their personal details are "valuable in the wrong hands", an expert has urged. Read more...


Image for article: Keep your credit card safe from fraud this Christmas

Keep your credit card safe from fraud this Christmas

20 Nov 2008

Studies show that approximately 30 million of us will spend some of our money online in the run up to Christmas. Read more...


Image for article: Be wary of hard drive hijackers, credit card customers warned

Be wary of hard drive hijackers, credit card customers warned

9 Jan 2009

Credit card customers are among the consumers who have been advised to be wary of criminals looking to get hold of their old computers to access personal information on them. Read more...


Image for article: New credit card with key pad will fight Internet fraud

New credit card with key pad will fight Internet fraud

20 Nov 2008

The future for credit card fraudsters might now be numbered. PIN numbered that is. A new credit card the same size and shape as a regular card has been developed with its own small LCD display and keypad to protect card holders from credit card thieves. Read more...


Image for article: Des O’Connor falls prey to credit card fraudster

Des O’Connor falls prey to credit card fraudster

10 Nov 2008

Des O’Connor is a national treasure. Loved by the millions of television viewers who catch his talk shows, game shows and magazine programmes, it was shocking to discover that an unscrupulous fraudster stole his credit card details. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraud prevention campaign launches

Credit card fraud prevention campaign launches

21 Oct 2008

The Association of Payment Clearing Services (APACS) is launching a new campaign to combat card fraud and hopes to raise awareness of how consumers can protect themselves against the increasing threat of identity theft. Read more...


Image for article: Teenage boys 'the worst credit card offenders'

Teenage boys 'the worst credit card offenders'

14 Jan 2009

A total of one in ten boys make "illicit purchases" on the internet using their parents\' credit cards, it has been suggested. Read more...


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Remember "basic hygiene" when using credit cards online

14 Jan 2009

Credit card consumers using the internet to make purchases must be mindful of "basic hygiene factors", it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: HSBC: Credit cards customers should be safe on holiday

HSBC: Credit cards customers should be safe on holiday

26 Jan 2009

Credit card customers should ensure they do not let their guard down while they are on holiday, an industry expert has explained. Read more...


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Credit card fraudsters "getting more creative"

30 Jan 2009

Credit card fraudsters are becoming increasingly creative as a result of the ongoing effects of the global credit crunch, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Expert: Check credit card statements regularly

Expert: Check credit card statements regularly

2 Feb 2009

Credit card customers have been urged to regularly check statements in order to combat fraud. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users advised on public safety

Credit card users advised on public safety

9 Feb 2009

Consumers have been offered some new advice on how to better protect themselves online. Read more...


Image for article: Secure credit card use 'as important abroad as it is at home'

Secure credit card use 'as important abroad as it is at home'

12 Feb 2009

Credit card users have been advised to exercise the same level of care when abroad as they would at home. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users advised to exercise caution

Credit card users advised to exercise caution

17 Feb 2009

Credit card holders have been advised to exercise caution with online purchases. Read more...


Image for article: Contactless credit cards 'will not replace cash'

Contactless credit cards 'will not replace cash'

19 Feb 2009

Contactless credit card technology is not aimed at replacing cash, it has been claimed at a question and answer session on the issue. Read more...


Image for article: Current credit card system 'could be bettered by mobile payments'

Current credit card system 'could be bettered by mobile payments'

20 Feb 2009

Cellular device payments could improve the current credit card system, an organisation has said. Read more...


Image for article: Bank card theft blamed for £900 Scottish haul

Bank card theft blamed for £900 Scottish haul

23 Feb 2009

Credit card crime is back in the spotlight after a Scottish court last week found a Filipino man guilty of stealing nearly £1,000. Read more...


Image for article: Newspaper offers advice to combat credit crunch crime

Newspaper offers advice to combat credit crunch crime

24 Feb 2009

A British tabloid is urging cardholders to take care ahead of a predicted "credit crunch crime wave". Read more...


Image for article: Card fraud numbers down

Card fraud numbers down "massively"

24 Feb 2009

The amount of fraudulent card activity is down "massively" thanks to the introduction of Chip and pin, according to a spokesperson for the tourism industry. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers advised to check credit card statements

Consumers advised to check credit card statements

24 Feb 2009

Consumers have been advised that checking bank and credit card statements can help to minimise the risk of travel fraud. Read more...


Image for article: Travel firms 'rallying' to stamp out card crime

Travel firms 'rallying' to stamp out card crime

25 Feb 2009

Holiday firms in the UK are taking positive action to ensure consumers aren\'t at risk when they enter credit card details to book vacations. Read more...


Image for article: OAP warns of credit card fraud

OAP warns of credit card fraud

25 Feb 2009

A pensioner from Wiltshire has expounded the benefits of checking credit card balances regularly after £500 went missing from her account. Read more...


Image for article: Sentencing guidance given for credit card fraudsters

Sentencing guidance given for credit card fraudsters

26 Feb 2009

Judges are to be given more advice on how to sentence criminals who use electronic equipment to obtain credit card details. Read more...


Image for article: Patent could mean safer payments

Patent could mean safer payments

26 Feb 2009

There\'s good news for credit cardholders this week with the announcement a patent has been granted for an innovative fraud solution. Read more...


Image for article: Partnership aims to cut cash machine crime

Partnership aims to cut cash machine crime

3 Mar 2009

The cash machine network LINK is teaming up with Crimestoppers in a bid to cut hole-in-the-wall crime. Read more...


Image for article: Barclaycard reassures consumers over contactless cards

Barclaycard reassures consumers over contactless cards

4 Mar 2009

Barclays has moved to reassure customers that its so-called \'contactless\' debit and credit cards will not be easy prey for fraudsters. Read more...


Image for article: Calls for caution ahead of card fraud figures

Calls for caution ahead of card fraud figures

16 Mar 2009

Credit card holders have been urged to take greater care than ever to avoid theft or fraud ahead of the release of new statistics this week. Read more...


Image for article: Government pledges to tackle card fraud

Government pledges to tackle card fraud

18 Mar 2009

Gordon Brown has unveiled a National Fraud Strategy as part of a government package to protect credit card holders. Read more...


Image for article: Phones pose credit card fraud risk

Phones pose credit card fraud risk

19 Mar 2009

Credit card holders have been warned that storing bank details on their mobile phones poses a huge fraud risk. Read more...


Image for article: Card crime on the rise

Card crime on the rise

20 Mar 2009

Credit card holders have been warned to be extra vigilant following new figures revealing the extent of UK card fraud. Read more...


Image for article: Card fraud gang exposed

Card fraud gang exposed

20 Mar 2009

The company linked to an undercover credit card fraud probe has vowed action will be taken to stop future card crime. Read more...


Image for article: Supermarket partners with police to combat card crime

Supermarket partners with police to combat card crime

24 Mar 2009

A supermarket in East Dulwich has announced strengthened links with police following an incident of card cloning at its store. Read more...


Image for article: Grimsby cardholders warned 'be vigilant'

Grimsby cardholders warned 'be vigilant'

26 Mar 2009

Credit card holders in northeast Lincolnshire have been told to be on their guard this month following a spate of card crime in the area. Read more...


Image for article: Prevention 'key' to tackling card fraud

Prevention 'key' to tackling card fraud

26 Mar 2009

The best way to tackle credit card fraud is to concentrate on preventative measures, according to an industry expert. Read more...


Image for article: Airline combats card fraud

Airline combats card fraud

27 Mar 2009

A budget airline in South Africa has announced new plans to cut card fraud by introducing additional airport security checks. Read more...


Image for article: Internet warning for credit card holders

Internet warning for credit card holders

30 Mar 2009

Credit card holders have been advised to be extra vigilant of their personal details following an internet leak. Read more...


Image for article: Warwick cardholders urged 'be vigilant'

Warwick cardholders urged 'be vigilant'

2 Apr 2009

Credit card holders in Warwick have been urged to be on their guard following the discovery of a suspected fraud device on a cash machine. Read more...


Image for article: Details of card cloning operation emerge in court

Details of card cloning operation emerge in court

7 Apr 2009

A credit card cloning gang has appeared in court in London to answer charges of producing counterfeit payment cards. Read more...


Image for article: South Devon shop falls victim to card cloning

South Devon shop falls victim to card cloning

9 Apr 2009

Retailers in south Devon have been prompted to exercise greater vigilance when accepting plastic payment as details emerge of a multi-million pound global credit card cloning operation. Read more...


Image for article: Small price for stolen card details

Small price for stolen card details

14 Apr 2009

Fraudsters are being forced to sell off credit card details at increasingly low prices, a new study has shown. Read more...


Image for article: Card cloning warning issued in Kent

Card cloning warning issued in Kent

15 Apr 2009

Motorists in Kent are on their guard following reports a busy petrol station has become the latest victim of credit card fraud. Read more...


Image for article: Wiltshire credit card fraudster remanded in custody

Wiltshire credit card fraudster remanded in custody

17 Apr 2009

Credit card holders in Wiltshire can breathe a sigh of relief following the arrest of a fraudster. Read more...


Image for article: Plans to help 'protect credit card users against e-criminals'

Plans to help 'protect credit card users against e-criminals'

27 Apr 2009

The government is putting together a new plan increase the protection of credit card users against e-criminals. Read more...


Image for article: Pensioners warned of credit card fraud risk

Pensioners warned of credit card fraud risk

28 Apr 2009

Old people are more likely to be targeted by fraudsters, Saga Magazine has warned. Read more...


Image for article: Credit problems 'can be solved by report request'

Credit problems 'can be solved by report request'

28 Apr 2009

People declined credit should request copies of their credit card report, home insurer LV= has advised. Read more...


Image for article: People refused a credit card 'may be victims of fraud'

People refused a credit card 'may be victims of fraud'

1 May 2009

An unfair credit rating due to fraud is a common problem for many, home insurer LV= has warned. Read more...


Image for article: Online credit card protection highlighted by Apacs

Online credit card protection highlighted by Apacs

5 May 2009

Credit card users who purchase holidays and other travel-related services online have the advantage of web-based fraud protection, according to a representative of the Association of Payment Clearing Services (Apacs). Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraud unit has saved £315 million

Credit card fraud unit has saved £315 million

5 May 2009

The specialist police unit which tackles credit card fraud has marked its seventh anniversary by saving £315 million. Read more...


Image for article: Secure online payment methods 'can reduce credit card fraud risk'

Secure online payment methods 'can reduce credit card fraud risk'

6 May 2009

Credit card users may want to note that there are safe and secure online payment methods available to protect against the risk of fraud. Read more...


Image for article: Online merchants 'must offer a variety of payment methods'

Online merchants 'must offer a variety of payment methods'

7 May 2009

Online retailers should offer consumers a choice of payment methods, according to director of e-commerce operations at ClickandBuy. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card statements 'can be read' by fraud investigation software

Credit card statements 'can be read' by fraud investigation software

8 May 2009

Fraud investigation software that can read credit card statements is being piloted by Nottinghamshire police. Read more...


Image for article: OFT offers online shopping tips

OFT offers online shopping tips

11 May 2009

Consumer confidence in online shopping is growing, according to a survey by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Read more...


Image for article: Mobile technology could improve credit card security

Mobile technology could improve credit card security

12 May 2009

Fraudulent credit card transactions will be easily identifiable using mobile phone technology developed by Ericsson IPX, according to SC Magazine. Read more...


Image for article: Barclaycard welcomes security trial

Barclaycard welcomes security trial

15 May 2009

Contactless payments are the future, Barclays and Barclaycard said today. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraud fighting package launched by RSA

Credit card fraud fighting package launched by RSA

18 May 2009

Companies are to be given assistance with fighting credit card fraud from insurance group RSA. Read more...


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Credit card holders 'should be wary of "smishing" threat'

20 May 2009

Smishing, where fraudsters use text messages to target victims rather than the internet, is on the rise, according to one group. Read more...


Image for article: Security products 'should be used for web protection'

Security products 'should be used for web protection'

26 May 2009

New powerful security products should be used to increase internet safety, according to a global leader in web protection. Read more...


Image for article: People storing sensitive information on mobile devices 'should take care'

People storing sensitive information on mobile devices 'should take care'

27 May 2009

People must be careful when storing sensitive information on mobile devices, according to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) magazine. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraud management company 'offers new technology'

Credit card fraud management company 'offers new technology'

28 May 2009

A company which deals with credit card fraud exposure by monitoring every step in a transaction process has launched a new system. Read more...


Image for article: Don't disclose credit card details to people you don't know, warns OFT

Don't disclose credit card details to people you don't know, warns OFT

28 May 2009

Consumers are being warned by The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) never to give out credit card details to people they don\'t know, following the news that a car-selling scam is costing people £3 million every year. Read more...


Image for article: Product launched to protect online bankers from fraud

Product launched to protect online bankers from fraud

29 May 2009

Internet users need to know how to protect themselves when checking credit card statements and managing their finances online, NatWest and RBS have warned. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraud 'not a victimless crime'

Credit card fraud 'not a victimless crime'

3 Jun 2009

Credit card fraud is not a victimless crime, the UK\'s fraud prevention service, CIFAS, has said. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders should 'be careful when giving out credit card details'

Credit card holders should 'be careful when giving out credit card details'

5 Jun 2009

Credit card holders are being warned to be careful when giving financial and other personal information over the phone. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card rates for existing customers 'should be supervised'

Credit card rates for existing customers 'should be supervised'

9 Jun 2009

Credit card rates should be monitored to ensure the fairest deals for existing customers, according to a senior researcher at Which?. Read more...


Image for article: Young, single credit card holders 'should watch out for fraud'

Young, single credit card holders 'should watch out for fraud'

10 Jun 2009

Credit card holders who are young and single and should be on their guard against credit card fraud, according to advice from consumer information service CreditExpert. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card conman sentenced

Credit card conman sentenced

15 Jun 2009

Credit card holders in Portsmouth may be interested to know that a conman who went on a shopping spree on other people\'s credit cards has been caught and sentenced to 200 hours of community service. Read more...


Image for article: Warning: Watch out for false emails from credit card providers

Warning: Watch out for false emails from credit card providers

15 Jun 2009

Phishing scam emails are often designed to look as though they are coming from a credit card provider or bank, credit card holders have been warned. Read more...


Image for article: Festival goers: Take one debit or credit card with you

Festival goers: Take one debit or credit card with you

17 Jun 2009

Festival goers should only take one debit or credit card with them, insurance company esure has advised. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraud tackled by BMS

Credit card fraud tackled by BMS

23 Jun 2009

A new approach to credit card fraud may result in a widespread reduction in card crime, according to its inventors. Read more...


Image for article: Visa looks to globalise mobile credit card infrastructure

Visa looks to globalise mobile credit card infrastructure

23 Jun 2009

Credit card giant Visa has formed a partnership with NeuStar in a new bid to mobilise financial services worldwide, it has been announced. Read more...


Image for article: Which?: Customers should claim refunds via credit cards

Which?: Customers should claim refunds via credit cards

23 Jun 2009

Credit card customers are well within their rights to expect their issuer to cover the cost of services purchased but not received, according to consumer group Which? Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders with Michael Jackson tickets 'entitled to full refund'

Credit card holders with Michael Jackson tickets 'entitled to full refund'

29 Jun 2009

Credit card holders who spent over £100 per ticket to see Michael Jackson will be able to make a refund claim to their credit card provider, according to Which? legal service senior lawyer Peter McCarthy. Read more...


Image for article: Be wary of giving out credit card details, police force warns

Be wary of giving out credit card details, police force warns

29 Jun 2009

Credit card holders are being warned by Humberside police to be vigilant following reports of a scam where bogus callers ask for people\'s credit card and bank details. Read more...


Image for article: ATM arrests made in Barnet

ATM arrests made in Barnet

1 Jul 2009

Credit card holders in Barnet may be interested to hear that the police have made almost 60 arrests in an effort to stop bank card fraud in the area. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card provider says government should further its investigations

Credit card provider says government should further its investigations

3 Jul 2009

Credit card provider Saga Services has said that the government should investigate why some credit card providers have increased rates. Read more...


Image for article: Buying tickets on credit cards 'can give greater financial protection'

Buying tickets on credit cards 'can give greater financial protection'

3 Jul 2009

People should consider putting payments over £100 on their credit card when buying tickets for festivals, gigs and theatres, according to advice from the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (Star). Read more...


Image for article: Credit card cheque ban 'will ensure cheques do not fall into the wrong hands'

Credit card cheque ban 'will ensure cheques do not fall into the wrong hands'

6 Jul 2009

The government\'s decision to ban unsolicited credit card cheques will help to remove the temptation to borrow at a high interest rate, according to Callcredit. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card database 'to be checked to help cut down on fraudulent insurance claims'

Credit card database 'to be checked to help cut down on fraudulent insurance claims'

16 Jul 2009

An insurance company is implementing a series of measure, including checking an industry database for mismatches in credit card details, in order to cut down on fraudulent claims. Read more...


Image for article: Chip and pin technology abroad 'could help reduce credit card fraud in the UK'

Chip and pin technology abroad 'could help reduce credit card fraud in the UK'

21 Jul 2009

Credit card fraud could be reduced if chip and pin technology was introduced in more places abroad, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users: watch out for scam emails

Credit card users: watch out for scam emails

23 Jul 2009

Credit card holders are being warned to watch out for scam emails, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: New ID theft figures released

New ID theft figures released

24 Jul 2009

New statistics on ID theft - where fraudsters impersonate a victim to apply for a credit card or other products - have been released. Read more...


Image for article: Browser makers are combating a flaw which could expose credit card details

Browser makers are combating a flaw which could expose credit card details

3 Aug 2009

Browser makers are working to combat a serious flaw in the way internet browsers weed out untrustworthy sites which could open up credit card details to hackers, it has been revealed. Read more...


Image for article: Advice on avoiding online scams for credit card holders from Get Safe Online

Advice on avoiding online scams for credit card holders from Get Safe Online

6 Aug 2009

Credit card holders who use their cards to shop online may be interested in new advice on avoiding scams from Get Safe Online. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'should read the changes to card charges'

Credit card holders 'should read the changes to card charges'

7 Aug 2009

Credit card users are being advised to read the small print of changes to card charges. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers who do not receive items 'need greater protection'

Consumers who do not receive items 'need greater protection'

11 Aug 2009

Consumers who prepay for items using their credit card or other payment method and do not receive their order need greater protection, it has been proposed. Read more...


Image for article: Halifax Home Insurance: Credit card holders could consider installing a safe at home

Halifax Home Insurance: Credit card holders could consider installing a safe at home

13 Aug 2009

Credit card holders should consider installing a safe at home for these and other small valuables such as jewellery and watches, according to advice from Halifax Home Insurance. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'should keep their credit cards and cash separately at festivals'

Credit card holders 'should keep their credit cards and cash separately at festivals'

17 Aug 2009

Credit card holders going to festivals this year have been advised to keep their credit cards, cash and driving license in separate places. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users 'should check their statements in full'

Credit card users 'should check their statements in full'

18 Aug 2009

Debit and credit card holders have been advised always to check their statements in full, following reports that a man in the US has been charged with stealing data which relates to 130 million debit and credit cards. Read more...


Image for article: Make sure your home is protected before going away for the bank holiday, says Tesco Compare

Make sure your home is protected before going away for the bank holiday, says Tesco Compare

20 Aug 2009

People going away this bank holiday should make sure that their home is protected against burglars, according to advice from credit card comparison service Tesco Compare. Read more...


Image for article: 'Students should keep a copy of their credit card numbers'

'Students should keep a copy of their credit card numbers'

20 Aug 2009

Students heading off to university should make sure they have a copy of their credit card numbers stored separately from their credit cards, according to advice from Saga. Read more...


Image for article: 'Look at your credit card statement as soon as it arrives', users are advised

'Look at your credit card statement as soon as it arrives', users are advised

26 Aug 2009

Credit card holders should look at their credit card statement as soon as it arrives, according to advice from a finance website. Read more...


Image for article: '1 in 5 Brits tell friends and family pin number'

'1 in 5 Brits tell friends and family pin number'

27 Aug 2009

A total of one in five Brits tell friends and family the pin number for their debit of credit card, it has been revealed. Read more...


Image for article: Government, Visa and Mastercard work together to make contactless card technology safe for credit card holders

Government, Visa and Mastercard work together to make contactless card technology safe for credit card holders

28 Aug 2009

Visa and Mastercard, the Home Office and the mobile phone industry have been working together to make sure contactless technology is safe. Read more...


Image for article: Online banking 'makes sense', says security company

Online banking 'makes sense', says security company

9 Sep 2009

Credit card holders may be interested in comments from the director of a security solutions company that it can be a good idea to bank online. Read more...


Image for article: Debit and credit card holders 'should watch out for bogus ticket sites'

Debit and credit card holders 'should watch out for bogus ticket sites'

12 Sep 2009

Concert and theatre goers who use their debit and credit cards to buy tickets have been warned against the perils of bogus websites. Read more...


Image for article: 'Do not give out credit card or bank details over the phone' Suffolk residents warned

'Do not give out credit card or bank details over the phone' Suffolk residents warned

18 Sep 2009

Credit card holders in Suffolk have been warned not to give out their details over the phone by the police, according to reports. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders in US and UK warned not to give out details over the phone

Credit card holders in US and UK warned not to give out details over the phone

18 Sep 2009

Veterans in the US are being warned not to give out their credit card numbers over the telephone, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: More can be done to reduce cyber crime, says BBC presenter

More can be done to reduce cyber crime, says BBC presenter

22 Sep 2009

Credit card holders may be interested in comments from the presenter of the BBC\'s technology programme Click that the risk of becoming a victim of cyber crime can be minimised. Read more...


Image for article: News for credit card users: web users should protect themselves from online viruses

News for credit card users: web users should protect themselves from online viruses

25 Sep 2009

Credit card users who use online banking could be interested in suggestions from an information security consulting firm that web users should take precautions to protect themselves from online viruses. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'to be protected from the PPI market'

Credit card holders 'to be protected from the PPI market'

30 Sep 2009

New measures have been announced to protect credit card and personal loan holders from the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) market. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraudster sentenced in Portsmouth

Credit card fraudster sentenced in Portsmouth

30 Sep 2009

Credit card holders in Portsmouth may be interested in news that a man has reportedly been sentenced after being caught trying to buy two Rolex watches with a fake credit card. Read more...


Image for article: Banks have to work to counter cybercriminals' work

Banks have to work to counter cybercriminals' work

5 Oct 2009

Banks have to work to protect each transaction – which could include credit card payments – from cybercriminals, it has been suggested by a web security company. Read more...


Image for article: 'Card fraud losses fall by 23%'

'Card fraud losses fall by 23%'

7 Oct 2009

Card fraud losses on debit and credit cards fell in the first half of this year compared to the same time last year, according to the voice of the industry for financial fraud matters. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'should regularly check statements for irregularities'

Credit card holders 'should regularly check statements for irregularities'

8 Oct 2009

Following news that card fraud losses on debit and credit cards have fallen by 23% in the first half of this year in comparison to last, Financial Fraud Action UK has issued advice to credit card holders to lower the rate even further. Read more...


Image for article: Those who owe money 'should prioritise their debts'

Those who owe money 'should prioritise their debts'

12 Oct 2009

There has been a decrease in debit and credit card fraud due to new card protection measures, according to a leading European payment system. Read more...


Image for article: New identity fraud report released offering advice to credit card holders

New identity fraud report released offering advice to credit card holders

12 Oct 2009

A new report has been released today, which may interest credit card holders, to mark the beginning of National Identity Fraud Prevention Week. Read more...


Image for article: Lloyds TSB: Credit card holders should not save passwords online

Lloyds TSB: Credit card holders should not save passwords online

12 Oct 2009

Credit card holders have been advised by Lloyds TSB not to save passwords or personal details online. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'should be careful about putting personal information on social networking sites'

Credit card holders 'should be careful about putting personal information on social networking sites'

14 Oct 2009

Credit card holders and other consumers can help to protect themselves against identity fraud by exercising caution when putting personal information on social networking sites, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders receive scam warning from HMRC

Credit card holders receive scam warning from HMRC

16 Oct 2009

Credit card holders have been warned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) not to give out their details online if they receive an email stating they are due for a tax refund and then asking for their card details. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'should note when their statements are due during postal strikes'

Credit card holders 'should note when their statements are due during postal strikes'

19 Oct 2009

Credit card holders have been offered advice by the UK Payments Council on managing payments during the postal strike. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card details scam 'hits 40 million victims'

Credit card details scam 'hits 40 million victims'

19 Oct 2009

A total of 40 million people have fallen victim to a scam that sometimes allows criminals to get hold of victims\' credit card details, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: 'Do not trust unfamiliar sites to avoid falling victim to credit card detail web scam'

'Do not trust unfamiliar sites to avoid falling victim to credit card detail web scam'

20 Oct 2009

To avoid falling victim to a scam that steals credit card details, it is important not to trust sites people are unfamiliar with, an information security consulting firm has advised. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'warned of cold-caller card scam'

Credit card holders 'warned of cold-caller card scam'

23 Oct 2009

Credit card holders have been warned about the rising popularity of an old-style phone scam. Read more...


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Greater protection offered to credit card holders

4 Nov 2009

Credit card holders could benefit from greater protection under the new Lending Code, which comes into effect this month, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Fake tax refund scam 'hits record high'

Fake tax refund scam 'hits record high'

5 Nov 2009

A record number of scam emails offering fake tax refunds and then demanding victims\' credit card details were reported in September, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card advice: Do not let the postal strikes act as an ID fraud smokescreen

Credit card advice: Do not let the postal strikes act as an ID fraud smokescreen

5 Nov 2009

Credit card holders have been advised not to let the postal strikes act as a smokescreen for ID fraud. Read more...


Image for article: Watch out for ID fraud: young credit card holders told

Watch out for ID fraud: young credit card holders told

9 Nov 2009

Credit card holders who are young and live in a home share may want to be particularly vigilant against ID fraud, it has been suggested. Read more...


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Millions of credit card holders 'are shopping more safely online'

13 Nov 2009

Millions of people across the UK have started shopping more safely online this year using debit and credit cards, according to a report. Read more...


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Sainsbury's Finance: Insurance is essential for winter travellers

14 Nov 2009

Credit card provider Sainsbury\'s Finance has issued a winter holiday warning, following a study that revealed over 11 million people travelled without insurance this summer. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holder advice: Shop safely online this Christmas

Credit card holder advice: Shop safely online this Christmas

16 Nov 2009

Credit card holders have been urged to ensure they are shopping safely online this Christmas. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders and other web shoppers 'are protecting themselves more online'

Credit card holders and other web shoppers 'are protecting themselves more online'

17 Nov 2009

Credit card holders who use their cards for online shopping and other web users are protecting themselves more against online fraud and other potential hazards, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: New bill bans unsolicited credit card cheques

New bill bans unsolicited credit card cheques

18 Nov 2009

Unsolicited credit card cheques are to be banned under a new Financial Services Bill announced today (November 18th) in the Queen\'s Speech. Read more...


Image for article: Spanish credit card scam 'may have affected Visa and MasterCard holders'

Spanish credit card scam 'may have affected Visa and MasterCard holders'

19 Nov 2009

Credit card holders who used their cards for payments in Spain this year could have been affected by a major credit card scam, it has been reported. Read more...


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'Credit card queries answered by consumer minister in webchat'

23 Nov 2009

Consumer minister Kevin Brennan spent an hour answering consumer questions on credit card borrowing on the Number 10 government website. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card fraudsters 'are moving online'

Credit card fraudsters 'are moving online'

21 Jan 2010

Credit card fraudsters have moved to online crime as a result of developments in credit card technology, protection group CPP has revealed. Read more...


Image for article: Cardiff is credit card 'fraud hotspot'

Cardiff is credit card 'fraud hotspot'

22 Jan 2010

Cardiff has become the worst place in Britain for credit card fraud, with more than a third (37%) of its residents becoming victims of card fraud since 2007. Read more...


Image for article: 'Greater awareness' of purchase protection offered by credit cards expected in 2012

'Greater awareness' of purchase protection offered by credit cards expected in 2012

14 Jan 2012

American Express expects more Brits to be aware of the purchase protection offered by credit cards this year Read more...


Image for article: Credit Card holders to benefit from new guide

Credit Card holders to benefit from new guide

10 May 2012

Credit card holders are set to benefit from new plain English advice guide published by the UK Cards Association. Read more...


Image for article: Visa CitizenCard for 12 and over launched

Visa CitizenCard for 12 and over launched

25 Jul 2012

A new chip-and-pin Visa card has been designed for young users Read more...


Image for article: New director for UK Cards Association announced

New director for UK Cards Association announced

10 Oct 2012

Graham Peacop fills managing director role at the trade association Read more...


Image for article: Fraudsters turn to low-tech tactics to pull wool over card holders

Fraudsters turn to low-tech tactics to pull wool over card holders

27 Mar 2013

Scammers appear to be using shoulder surfing tactics to steal people's cards Read more...


Image for article: OFT investigates in-app credit card purchases

OFT investigates in-app credit card purchases

13 Apr 2013

Customers should password protect credit card details stored on their iTunes account. Read more...


Image for article: Payments Council: Contactless credit cards are nothing to be afraid of

Payments Council: Contactless credit cards are nothing to be afraid of

6 Jun 2013

Customers are missing out on convenient banking due to their phobia of futuristic technologies. Read more...


Image for article: Home Office outlines simple steps to prevent online fraud

Home Office outlines simple steps to prevent online fraud

22 Jun 2013

Internet shoppers are encouraged to use their credit card rather than debit card when making a payment. Read more...


Image for article: Card fraud high but thieves outdone by technology

Card fraud high but thieves outdone by technology

23 Oct 2013

Fraudsters have been turning to more low tech methods to steal people's card details. Read more...


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