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Credit Card Fraud


  • Lacramioara BALAN

    (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania)

  • Mihai POPESCU

    () (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania)


Credit card fraud is the misuse of a credit card to make purchases without authorization or counterfeiting a credit card. Credit cards are the most often used electronic payment instrument. Types of credit card fraud are: online credit card fraud, advance payments, stolen card numbers, shave and paste, de-emboss/re-emboss etc. If current growth rates continue, credit cards and debit cards will each exceed the number of paid checks before the end of the decade. As the industry continues to expand and offer credit to more and more consumers, fraud will also grow.

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  • Lacramioara BALAN & Mihai POPESCU, 2011. "Credit Card Fraud," The Annals of the "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava. Fascicle of The Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, vol. 11(1(13)), pages 81-85, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:scm:ausvfe:v:11:y:2011:i:1(13):p:81-85

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    1. Afonso, António & Furceri, Davide, 2010. "Government size, composition, volatility and economic growth," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 26(4), pages 517-532, December.
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    credit card fraud; prevention; smart card; internet;


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