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Preventing Credit Card Fraud

A Complete Guide for Everyone from Merchants to Consumers

Jen Grondahl Lee and Gini Graham Scott

Everyone is affected by credit card fraud, if they are aware of it or not. Every day there are a variety of ways that scams and fraudsters can get your card and personal information. Today so much business occurs over the Internet or via the phone where no card is present. What can start as a seemingly legitimate purchase can easily turn into fraudulent charges – or worse, sometimes a physical confrontation, when a criminal steals a credit card from a consumer who meets to pick up a product or receive a service.

In Preventing Credit Card Fraud, Jen Grondahl Lee and Gini Graham Scott provide a helpful guide to protecting yourself against the threat of credit card fraud. While it may not be possible to protect yourself against all fraudsters, who have turned scamming Internet businesses into an art, these tips and techniques will help you avoid many frauds.

As a growing concern in today’s world, there is a need to be better informed of what you can do to keep your personal information secure and avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud. Preventing Credit Card Fraud is an important resource for both merchants and consumers engaged in online purchases and sales to defend themselves against fraud.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 264Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-6799-2 • Hardback • March 2017 • $36.00 • (£24.95)
978-1-4422-6800-5 • eBook • March 2017 • $34.00 • (£23.95)
Jen Grondahl Lee, JD, is a successful bankruptcy attorney, who has her own practice, Jen Lee Law, in San Ramon, California. She also assists clients with debt and credit card issues. Her practice is dedicated to helping small businesses and individuals figure out how to deal with debt issues and develop long-term plans for financial stability. Lee helps her clients get back on track by exploring their financial problems and coming up with multiple solutions to get out of debt and restore their credit. Her knowledge about finances, business operations, and budgeting has helped many clients get the fresh start they needed to resolve their financial problems and become successful again. Lee is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, American Bankruptcy Institute, local county bar associations, and speaks to various professional organizations on a regular basis.

Gini Graham Scott is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar leader, specializing in business and work relationships, professional and personal development, social trends, popular culture, lifestyles, and criminal justice. Scott has published over 50 books with major publishers, has published 40 books under her own publishing label ChangemakersPublishing, primarily on popular business and self-help topics. As a HuffPost regular columnist, she comments on social trends, new technology, and everyday life. Some of her recent articles deal with credit cards and scams. Recent books include Scammed and Lies and Liars: How and Why SociopathsLie and How You Can Detect and Deal with Them. She has received national media exposure for her books, including appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, Montel Williams, and CNN.
For those who are interested in protecting their credit card information, both as a consumer or vendor, this is a helpful go-to advice book.

I am sorry that we need a book like this, but alas, we do. As the authors points out, there are tons of clever, devious criminals out there, just waiting to separate us from our money.... Preventing Credit Card Fraud [is] a useful book–albeit a little bit scary. The authors write well, and the book is easy to follow. There are lots of summary pages and conclusions to help reinforce the main points. I confess I am not devious enough to know about all these scams. I appreciate the author exposing them, so we can take precautions.

Deftly organized into two major sections (Protecting Yourself as a Consumer or Client; Protecting Yourself as a Merchant or Service Provider), Preventing Credit Card Fraud is as impressively informed and informative as it is practical, pragmatic, sensible, timely, constructive, and do-it-yourself applicable for non-specialist general readers seeking to protect themselves and their businesses from credit card fraud. Enhanced with the inclusion of eight pages of Notes, and a six pages Index, Preventing Credit Card Fraud should be a part of every community, college, and university library collection in the country. Offering a complete and comprehensive course of credit card fraud avoidance and protection, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of all credit card holders and users that Preventing Credit Card Fraud in a Kindle format.
Midwest Book Review

I wish that I read the book before I started using my first credit card many years ago. The book covers almost every aspect of credit card fraud and prevention -- from physical to online and from clients to merchants.
Yinzhi Cao, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

Credit card fraud and related scams are threats we all face everyday. This book makes you aware of what to watch out for so you can avoid fraud and scams, but also gives you the valuable information you need if you become a victim. This book is something that everyone owning a credit card or business should read.
John F. Lewman, Esq., Partner at Lewman Law, APC