SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
There was a 10 percent increase in the number of payment cards compromised at U.S. ATMs and merchants in 2017, Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO reported today. The number of compromised card readers at U.S. ATMs, restaurants and merchants rose 8 percent in 2017.
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FICO's data comes from the FICO® Card Alert Service, which monitors hundreds of thousands of ATMs and other readers in the US. These figures cover only card fraud occurring at physical devices, not online card fraud.
"The number of compromises and the number of card members impacted set a new record last year," said TJ Horan, vice president of fraud solutions at FICO. "While most devices are safe, fraudsters are developing new technology and methods for hacking ATMs. This is why it's important for consumers to be cautious when withdrawing cash, and also for them to check their account regularly and confirm that all the transactions on their debit card are legitimate."
FICO offers these tips for consumers:
FICO works closely with banks and card issuers around the world to identify fraud trends and shut down card fraud. In addition to FICO® Card Alert Service, FICO offers the FICO® Falcon® Platform, the leading card fraud solution, which protects 2.6+ billion cards worldwide. FICO also offers FICO® Card Compromise Manager, which proactively detects and prioritizes compromised merchants and data breaches, automatically alerting fraud teams.
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 185 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time. Learn more at http://www.fico.com.
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