P203 CEEFAX 203 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/00   1/3  PLASTIC CARD FRAUD   The 1995 Card Watch campaign was launched in March with the primary theme "It only takes a moment....". The crime busting programme is ryn by APACS, the Association for Payment Clearing Services, which represents all the main high street banks and building societiesN  Previous campaigns have proved successfulN Last year alone, fraud losses on credit cards were cut by 24% to £43.5m, on debit cards by 33% to £23.9m, on charge cards by 17% to £11.6m and on cheque guarantee cards by 20% to £16.4mN Unit Trusts 207 Savings 260 Update Arrivals Stocks UT Panel
P203 CEEFAX 203 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/11   2/3  PLASTIC CARD FRAUD   The 1995 Card Watch campaign says to remember that "It only takes a moment......" * for a thief to steal your cards - and other personal belongings such as your keys, diary and personal papers which may allow them to commit further crimes in your name  * to check your cards are safe * to report your cards missing * for retailers to checs card transations carefully and prevent fraudulent transactions Unit Trusts 207 Savings 260 Update Arrivals Stocks UT Panel
P203 CEEFAX 203 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/20   3/3  PLASTIC CARD FRAUD   Card Watch has the following advice for all plastic card users: * don't keep your cheque book with your cards * don't tell anyone your PIN and don't write it down * if you use a bag, carry it firmly with the clasp towards you; a money belt, bumbag or secure inside pocket is best for valuables * don't leave cards unattended in a car, bag, briefcase or jacket * at work, keep valuables locked up Unit Trusts 207 Savings 260 Update Arrivals Stocks UT Panel