2010 FIFA World Cup Card Fraud Warning

Retail Decisions advises fans to follow six simple suggestions

May 5, 2010

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NEW YORK, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Payment card fraud is a global phenomenon. International travellers can be particularly at risk as they find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Having prevented payment card fraud in South Africa for the last decade and with just 38 days before the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM), Retail Decisions (ReD), the world leader in payment fraud prevention, gives some tips to fans going to South Africa, so that they are not fouled while playing away from home.

Carl Clump, CEO of ReD comments, "We must expect that fraudsters will go to South Africa and look to prey on the forecasted 480,000 travellers predicted to follow the tournament across the country. Tourists are prime targets as typically they carry cards with high credit limits."

Hot spots for card fraud are likely to be in major cities including, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elisabeth, where many of the fixtures are scheduled. Travellers and merchants must remain alert.

In order to safeguard travellers from fraudsters, ReD advises the fans to follow the following 6 simple suggestions:

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