EMV cards are harder to counterfeit, but a pin would have added another layer of security.
According to Dunlevey, banks make money from every dip, and were worried shoppers wouldn’t want to remember a pin.
“The first bank that actually employs this protocol is going to lose money because that card is going to be the last used card in somebody’s wallet.”
Payment card fraud is the top concern for retailers, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation. Online cases were up 13 percent from last year.
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Enabling account monitoring services gave one Dayton shopper some peace of mind.
“I had somebody try to cash a check in my name in Kentucky a couple weeks ago and they notified me right away and got the video footage,” said Dayton resident Erin Scherrer.
To protect yourself:
- Turn on account alerts through your bank or credit card provider
- Make sure retailer websites have HTTPS security
- Visit store websites directly – avoid clicking links that could be phishing scams