What is credit card fraud?

This occurs when the credit card or credit card numbers are used fraudulently without the consent of the cardholder.

Identity Theft

If you discover fraudulent transactions on your credit card account, and you still have possession of your credit card, then you may likely be the victim of an Identity Theft.  To learn more about Identity Theft, please visit the Identity Theft FAQs.

Please keep copies of all transactions showing the fraudulent transactions. If someone signed a credit card receipt in your name, then they may also be committing a separate offense called Credit Card Forgery.

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1. What is credit card theft?
2. What is credit card fraud?
3. What are some examples of credit card theft and fraud?
4. What is not a credit card theft or fraud?
5. What should I do if I discover that my credit card was fraudulently used?
6. How do I protect myself from becoming a victim of credit card theft or fraud?