Banking & credit card scams

How to identify and avoid credit scams

The way we use banks these days, such as banking online and using ATMs, means we are much more exposed to fraud. Scammers use these new banking technologies to steal our account information and, of course, our money.

Banking and credit card scams are sometimes very hard to detect. Here are details of three types of banking scams and the precautions you can take against them.

Card skimming is also a major banking scam. Read more on the attempts to gain your personal information webpage on the ACCC's SCAMwatch website and watch the video below.

Video: Identifying a card skimming device

ATM skimming video

This Queensland Police video shows you how to look out for an ATM card skimming device.

Identity theft can involve more than just your bank account. For more information, see our identity fraud webpage.

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Last updated: 03 Apr 2018