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Experts Warn Against Posting Credit, Debit Info

FINANCIAL PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

July 19, 2012

After cardholders published images of their new debit and credit cards, privacy experts are urging caution. “Police said scammers could easily use the cards to make phone and online transactions, despite not being able to see the cards’ security codes,” the Herald Sun reports. A Twitter accountholder republished the images, the report states, prompting E-Crime Unit Detective Senior Constable Marty Nicholls to caution, “Using the Internet to purchase things can be safe, but posting a photograph of your credit card in an open source environment is fraught with danger.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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