Payment cards: Tips for merchants


Recently, many cases of ATM and credit card frauds at supermarkets and restaurants have appeared in the news. Therefore it is important that business and shop managers pay attention to any suspicious activity and report it to the police. However, it is always advisable that retail merchants act as follows:

  • Should you receive a suspicious credit card, allegedly cloned, it is worth comparing the credit card number with the 16/17 digit number printed on the POS receipt, right below the transaction's date and time. Sometimes this number is anticipated by a "C". A dissimilar number means that your are dealing with a skimmed card.
  • Make periodic testing on the POS terminal to avoid possible alterations or variations by whoever has access to the device.
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