Consumers concerned about
The body has published the results of research which found that a fifth of consumers never bother to shield their pin number when they are at a cash machine withdrawing money from the
Apacs says that while chip and pin has made card fraud more difficult, it can still be a risk – especially given that criminals are often using high-tech card-readers and cloning machines.
Sandra Quinn, director of communications at Apacs , says: “Plastic cards remain a safe, secure and convenient way to pay; all that is required to minimise the chances of falling victim to card fraud is a little bit of common sense.
“Simple measures such as shielding your PIN with your free hand whenever you enter it into a keypad will significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of fraud.”
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