6 ways scammers are targeting credit cards in 2023

Credit card fraud or a credit card scam is an unauthorized use of a credit card, debit card or other payment tool to fraudulently obtain money or property.

How Do Credit Card Scams Work?

Credit card scammers can get your credit card account information by theft or through a scam.

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How Does a Credit Card Scam Affect My Credit?

Credit card scams can affect your credit score if the fraudulent activity is reported in your credit report with the credit bureaus.

Types of Credit Cards Scams

Credit card scams can occur many different ways. They can happen by phone, over email, online, via text message, or in person.

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Credit card skimming is when credit card information is taken during  a credit card transaction, directly from a fraudulently installed  credit card reader called a skimmer.

Credit Card Reader Scams


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