EMV Chip Card Fraud Alert

ALBANY – New York State’s Division of Consumer Protection is alerting NY consumers to be aware of the potential fraud associate with the new microchip-based credit cards, also known as “EMV chip cards”. The chip offers enhanced security for consumers because it generates a unique personal code specific to each consumer protecting them from hacking. Scammers, pretending to be credit card issuers are sending fake emails targeting people who have not received their card yet. The emails claims that in order to issue a new card you need to update your account by providing personal information or clicking on a link to continue the process. When you click that link malware can be installed on your computer or mobile device. DCP recommends the following protections: Activate and sign your card as soon as you receive it, protect your PIN, do not respond to email or phone calls asking for your card or personal information – card issuers have no reason to contact you by email or phone. If you suspect an email is a scam contact your card provider personally and review your credit report periodically for inaccuracies. You can contact the DCP for more information at 518-474-8583.

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