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Campaign highlights danger of credit card fraud

Campaign highlights danger of credit card fraud

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 31/10/2008
First Published: 20/10/2008

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A campaign is being launched to advise credit card customers about the dangers of fraud.

The Be Card Smart Online initiative begins next week and comes in response to findings that fraud carried out through the internet, phone and mail order shopping cost nearly £162 million in the first six months of the year.

It has been created by Apacs - the UK payments association - and includes advice for keeping computers secure.

Director of communications at the body Sandra Quinn explained: "As more and more of us are shopping online with our cards, we all need to take an active role in protecting our personal information - working together to combat the fraudsters."

Adverts are to be placed in newspapers in the run up to the busy Christmas shopping period.

Last week fraud prevention service Cifas revealed that phishing scams had increased by nearly 60 per cent over the last year.

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