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Utah Credit Card Fraud

July 28, 2016

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Credit card fraud is something to be wary of, especially in these summer months when we rely on our cards for travel convenience. According to a recent story on KSL, Utah citizens have reason to be cautious in using their credit cards for every-day transactions around town.

Criminals are coming in from out of state and working together to steal credit card information. According to Centerville Police Lt. Von Steenblik, these criminals use universal keys to install skimmers into gas station pumps and pick them up later, full of credit card information.

Steenblik advised, "The best thing you can do is get a chipped card.” Skimmers cannot gather any credit card information if you are paying with your EMV chip credit card, as the chip creates a separate randomized number each time you make a transaction.

For more information on EMV chip cards and how they can help protect you from credit card fraud, you can visit our blog. To apply for a credit card with a great rate and built-in EMV chip security, visit our website.


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