Friday, July 17, 2009

How to avoid fraud with prepaid cards

MADISON, Wis. (7/16/09)--The growing popularity of prepaid cards worldwide is offering more opportunity for fraudsters and could lead to an increase in card fraud, according to an industry executive. However, credit unions can take steps to help prevent this fraud.

The fraud would take place in the form of lost and stolen cards, counterfeit cards, and theft of personal identification numbers, said Mike Urban, senior director of fraud solutions for Fair Isaac, a Minneapolis-based company that produces the FICO credit scoring system (CardLine Global July 15).

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