The theft of credit and Eftpos (ATM) cards is a common crime in New Zealand. So, too, is the associated fraud.
While Police work closely with banks and retailers to prevent this type of fraud, there are a number of simple things you can do to assist.
Credit and Eftpos card account and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) must be guarded carefully. They are the lock, and key, to your personal finances.
If receiving payment by credit card, it's good practice to do the following:
Be wary of a customer who:
Internet or phone transactions:
Remember: if you haven't done everything you can to protect your credit card or PIN, you may have to pay for illegal purchases made on your card.
Your credit card provider or merchant can offer further detail on minimising mail, telephone and Internet card fraud
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