Trends in Smartcard Fraud

  • Susan Burns
  • George R. S. Weir
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 12)


The introduction of smartcard technologies has reduced the incidence of card fraud in the UK, but there are still significant losses from fraudulent card use. In this paper we detail the context of smartcard introduction and describe the types of fraud that remain a threat to cardholders and other stakeholders in the card system. We discuss the issue of risk and encourage greater cardholder awareness of such risks.


Smartcards fraud consumer security risk assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Burns
    • 1
  • George R. S. Weir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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