Payment Card Fraud Prevention Alert


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With many people becoming a victim of payment card fraud every year, Europol recognises the need to inform the public about basic fraud prevention methods when using a payment card, whether it is a debit, credit, prepaid or any other value card.

This information leaflet is intended to prevent payment card fraud from happening to any cardholder, especially during the holiday seasons when people are likely to use their cards in places they are not always familiar with and are therefore more vulnerable to fraud by default.

The following advice will decrease the chances of becoming a victim of payment card fraud.