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AFS Fights Check & Card Fraud

Payments by paper checks have declined by more than 50% over the last decade. However, check fraud has not dropped proportionally. As highly secure EMV payment card transactions become ubiquitous in the U.S., some criminals have returned to counterfeit check fraud. Others have taken to scams with checks that take advantage of unwitting consumers. In lottery scams, criminals advise consumers they have won a lottery and send a fraudulent “winnings” check. However, first consumers must pay the income taxes. In work-from-home scams, consumers receive a fraudulent payroll check from the crim...

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February 2019
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U.S. General Purpose Brands

Investments & Acquisitions—January 2019

U.S. General Purpose Cards 2018 vs. 2017

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings 2018 vs. 2017

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on U.S. General Purpose Cards 2018

Purchase Transactions on Visa & Mastercard Credit & Debit Cards

Cards in Circulation Visa vs. Mastercard

U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards

U.S. Visa and Mastercard Debit & Prepaid Cards

U.S. Visa and Mastercard Credit, Debit & Prepaid