Wave away credit card fraud initiative launched

Published: Comments:
Community Law & Safety Money & Finance Political Queensland Government

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

Nambour CBD was the venue for the launch of the ‘Wave Away Credit Card Fraud’ initiative on the Sunshine Coast aimed at reducing credit card fraud involving the use of payWave.

Assisting with the launch was Senior Sergeant Gary Brayley, Officer in Charge of Nambour Police Station, who supported the initiative which included a message to business owners.

“Often stolen credit cards are used to purchase items such as petrol, fast food and convenience items by using the payWave facility,” Senior Sergeant Brayley said.

“With the rapid advancement in technology, frauds are becoming more sophisticated, widespread and complex.

“Police are seeking the support of businesses by displaying the “Wave Away Credit Card Fraud” poster near EFTPOS machines and asking staff to be vigilant when accepting payment by credit card or debit cards.”

A business card sized warning to customers and a brochure aimed at educating staff on how to be vigilant and what action to take if a stolen credit card is presented, are also part of this initiative.

Here’s some crime prevention tips to avoid credit card fraud include:

  • Contact your financial institution: Ask about how you can reduce the amount available for withdrawal when using payWave.
  • Keep your cards secure: Ensure your credit cards and debit cards are secure at all times.
  • Never keep your PIN with your card: Ensure your PIN is not easily accessed if your cards are lost or stolen.
  • Conceal the keypad: Ensure you take steps to conceal the keypad when you enter your PIN.
 
myPolice Sunshine Coast :
mypolice.qld.gov.au/sunshinecoast, Sunshine Coast Wide
myPolice Sunshine Coast
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Stolen vehicle hot list, January 18 18 January 2019 | Sunshine Coast Police are asking members of the public to assist in locating the stolen motor vehicles listed below. More information...
Missing man, Beerwah 18 January 2019 | Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 34-year-old man who has been reported missing from Beerwah. More information...
Missing fisherman, Double Island Point 16 January 2019 | An air and sea search is continuing for a 45-year-old fisherman missing off Double Island Point this morning. More information...
Don't forget to lock up 16 January 2019 | As the holiday season is coming to an end it is important to remain vigilant when it comes to home and vehicle security. More information...
Sunshine Coast's characteristics will shape new design strategy 14 January 2019 | A region-wide set of design guidelines which will help promote and maintain the Sunshine Coast's distinct characteristics is being developed by Sunshine Coast Council with the assistance of the design industry... More information...
Investigations continue into assault of a young girl at Coolum 14 January 2019 | Sunshine Coast detectives continue to investigate an incident in which a young girl was assaulted in a toilet block at a Coolum park in early January. More information...
Located: Missing man, Sunshine Coast 15 January 2019 | The 44-year-old man reported missing from the Sunshine Coast has been located safe and well. More information...
Stolen vehicle hot list, week ending January 11 11 January 2019 | Sunshine Coast Police are asking members of the public to assist in locating the stolen motor vehicles listed below. More information...
Police charge man over romance scam 11 January 2019 | Police are issuing an urgent warning to the public following an investigation which has uncovered a disturbing development in romance and online scams. More information...
Armed robbery, Nambour 10 January 2019 | Detectives are seeking public assistance to help locate a man followng an armed robbery that occurred yesterday morning in Nambour. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service