Credit card fraud is on the rise despite those new chip cards that were supposed to help reduce it.
A leading research company says credit card fraud is up 18 percent from 2015. That's about $16 billion in total losses, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
How is that possible? There are a couple things:
Online shopping is one of them. Most of the increase comes from punching in credit card numbers online, which is a lot less secure than using the credit card chips in person.
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Most of the other problems came from brick-and-mortar stores without chip technology.
While skimming is a concern, the biggest problem is the numbers printed on the actual card.
The easiest way to stay secure? Cover your credit card with your hand so crooks can't take a picture of the numbers on it and steal your information.