National fraud prevention initiative launched

Payments association Apacs and the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) have announced that the National Card Fraud Prevention Campaign will run between November 5th and 12th.

During the initiative, 14 million advice cards will be given out at petrol stations all over the UK.

The advice cards will remind people paying for petrol on cards to look after them at all time, shield their pin when paying and to be vigilant when using chip and pin or cash machines.

“Chip and pin has been hugely successful in reducing card fraud in the UK but that does not mean we can lower our guard,” said Sandra Quinn, director of communications at Apacs.

By September 2007, 98 per cent of UK shops had upgraded to chip and pin services, reports the organisation, four years since it was launched in 2003. It also claimed that card fraud losses have fallen by 67 per cent since 2004.

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