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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Better Business Bureau warns of credit card chip scams

BALTIMORE —New chip card technology that you might have noticed at stores or on your credit or debit card has prompted a new scam.

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about scam emails that might appear to be a way to get your new card but are really a way to rip you off.

The Better Business Bureau in Maryland hasn't received a lot of reports about chip card scams yet, but they are happening across the country.

The scams involve people trying to get account information from consumers unsure how credit cards with new embedded chip technology operates. The new cards are meant to protect against identity theft.

"The machine will make a code so if someone tries to swipe your card or use your card number they can't replicate the code," Jody Thomas of the BBB of Greater Maryland said. "It can only be used one time."


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