Credit Cards: Physical Security Features

While Chip & PIN has helped to considerably reduce the crime of counterfeit card fraud, criminals sometimes still try to dupe shops and retailers into accepting copied or counterfeit cards in a face to face environment. Being able to recognise what the genuine credit card should look like can help your staff members to prevent counterfeit card crime occurring in your store.

In fact, most card issuers even provide a reward to shops that pick up fake cards on their behalf!

The international credit card schemes Visa and MasterCard have provided us with details of the current physical security features of their cards. To view those features for each card scheme, click on the links below.

Visa Cards – physical features

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