Treat your card as cash.

A thief will.

SafeCard was initiated in response to escalating levels of card fraud in Ireland. Run under the auspices of IPSO Card Services, this website provides up to date information on payment card fraud and its prevention.

SafeCard provides advice to cardholders and to retailers who want to reduce or prevent card fraud in their business.

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Be Aware Beat Fraud

A Guide to Fraud Prevention

IPSO, together with the Gardaí, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Irish Banking Federation launched a Fraud Prevention Guide to help raise awareness about the existing issues affecting consumers and businesses in Ireland.

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New Look

SafeCard has a new look website packed with useful information about keeping your credit and debit cards safe and providing news of the latest scams and tips on how to avoid them. If you have any questions, please contact us



SafeCard Alert

  • IPSO Survey Shows Only 28% of Cardholders Understand the Importance of Keeping their PIN Private When Using an ATM
    Updated 26 Nov 2013
  • IPSO Alert – Criminals Using Distraction Fraud at ATMs Are Now Targeting Elderly and Vulnerable Customers
    Updated 21 Aug 2013
  • Payment Card Fraud Down by 21% as Retail Banks Work Together with Gardai to Help Stamp Out Payment Card Crime
    Updated 22 May 2013
  • Scam Alert: Shop Phone Call Scammer Active Again
    Updated 19 Apr 2013
  • Poor Gail Got Caught Out in Corrie, But You Don’t Have to Be
    Updated 30 Jan 2013
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IPSO renews its appeal to cardholders to keep PINs secure

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