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Card fraud fears abroad

27th May 2010

A third of Britons are more worried about being victims of card fraud while they are abroad than when they are in the UK.

The survey by YouGov found that 37% of people said they were more concerned about financial crime when abroad.

Taking risks abroad

While 69% said they took steps to reduce the risk, such as using cash more often to pay for things, 43% said that they had still let their card be taken out of their sight during a transaction, such as paying for a meal in a restaurant. This could give potential fraudsters the opportunity to copy their card details.

Read our adviceĀ about how to spot and prevent bank card fraud.

To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.