Go to top of page

Plastic card fraud



Smith discusses the vulnerabilities of credit cards, debit cards or stored value cards to fraud and deception in terms of alteration and counterfeiting of cards; application and PIN number fraud; misuse of cards, and organised card counterfeiting. He al so outlines fraud prevention strategies which can be taken by the card issuers and cardholders. The Sydney Olympic Games will create increased opportunities for plastic card fraud, and Smith notes ways to guard against such crimes.

Cite article

Smith R 1997. Plastic card fraud. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 71. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi71