Just one reason
to obliterate (soldering iron may be needed) your CV2 after memorising it.
It's never needed if you use your card in store (although I am aware of at least one shop which gets its customers to transact as CNP purchases).
Crooks are using social networks like Facebook to offer free samples of stolen credit cards. Facebook is “not proactive enough” in dealing with the threat, according to Daniel Cohen, head of anti-fraud service for RSA in Israel. A simple search of “cvv2” inside Facebook turns up several stolen credit card freebie sample …
"(although I am aware of at least one shop which gets its customers to transact as CNP purchases)."
Which stores are these?
In the UK at least a retailer should be using Chip and Pin to authorise in person transactions if they are to be protected from fraudulent card use (or 3D verification like Verified by Visa/Mastercard Securecode for online purchases). If they're doing in person transactions as Cardholder Not Present that's particularly suspicious!
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Not the article; it's very timely and interesting.
What kind of lazy, behind-the-times crooks use keyboards to post the data on Facebook? Were they drooling over their skimmers when the entire internet proclaimed "livestream all the things"?!
They should have at least posted videos of themselves turning the cards fronts and backs the camera. It's total disrespect for their Friends and followers and failure to cater to the new audiences media consumption preferences! Personally, I'm not inclined to "Like" it unless they've also streamed video of someone inserting it into the reader and punching in the pin.
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