Cloned Debit cards

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The in­for­ma­tion con­tained in the mag­netic strips of more than 400 debit cards was taken by fraud­sters. Sev­eral busi­nesses, like those in Ma­gog, were tar­geted right across the coun­try. The ter­mi­nals in the busi­nesses had been mod­i­fied on site by the fraud­sters over a pe­riod of one month and the in­for­ma­tion from all the mag­netic strips was copied with the aim of cloning the cards.

Al­though it is dif­fi­cult to pre­vent this kind of fraud, the pub­lic is asked to be care­ful when us­ing debit or credit cards by fol­low­ing th­ese tips; use ter­mi­nals that ac­cept chip cards or use cash; hide the key­board when typ­ing your num­ber; don’t give any­one your num­ber; al­ways keep your cards in sight; the card should be in­serted in only one ma­chine to do a trans­ac­tion; check your ac­count reg­u­larly; ad­vise your fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion of any ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties.

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