July 4, 2022

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7 Credit Card Scams You’ve Probably Already Encountered

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Sources:

Scamming activity: https://www.security.org/digital-safety/credit-card-fraud-report/

Phishing:

Credit Card Fraud 2021 Annual Report: Prevalence, Awareness, and Prevention


https://www.self.inc/info/coronavirus-scams/
https://spanning.com/blog/cyberattacks-2021-phishing-ransomware-data-breach-statistics/

Interest rate scams:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2021/04/ftc-sends-more-11m-refunds-consumers-affected-credit-card-interest-rate-reduction-scam

Online shopping scams:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/02/new-data-shows-ftc-received-28-million-fraud-reports-consumers-2021-0

Retail credit cards:
https://wallethub.com/edu/cc/average-credit-card-interest-rate/50841

https://www.creditcards.com/statistics/retail-store-credit-card-survey/

Credit card skimming:
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/crime/article/Houston-credit-card-skimmers-map-gas-stations-17076417.php
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2022-04-22/card-skimming-fraud

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Sign-up farms:
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-spins-on-old-credit-card-scams-what-they-are-and-how-to-avoid-them-2020-07-30

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