Here are some tips to help you identify which transactions are naughty and which transactions are nice: Certain customer behavior could point to card fraud, but it doesn’t necessarily indicate criminal activity.You know your customers, so let your instincts guide you in the right direction.While an anticipated audience of three billion television viewers will watch The Games from their homes worldwide, others will make the trip to Sochi for the unparalleled experience of watching The Games in person.As in any situation, Visa accountholders should exercise caution when purchasing tickets. Embassy advises spectators for Sochi 2014 to only buy tickets from an authorized retailer.
Consumers receive an email from a recognized brand like Target, Costco, Home Depot, or Walmart about a recent in-store or online order.
For past Olympic Games, just as with any high-profile sporting event, criminals have been known to sell counterfeit tickets. Information on authorized retailers can be found at the Sochi 2014 website.
Paying with a Visa credit card can provide an extra layer of protection from fraudulent merchants and transactions.
Whether masquerading as a computer company or bank, this brand of fraudster usually requests consumers to share sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers or payment card account details.
The most important thing to remember in these situations is to never give personal information to someone who calls you.