Safety & Security of the Debit/Credit Card Reload Centre
The Debit/Credit Card Reload Device is only a conduit to send information to the bank to process transactions. Absolutely no bank or credit card data is stored in the device. If ever stolen, there is nothing in the device for thieves to use.
As soon as the device is removed it is automatically deactivated and non-functional and cannot be reconnected to the payment network.
Thieves that steal credit card information and use the information for illegal personal gain, do so with skimmers and other devices which they have physically attached to working point-of-sale units connected to a phone line and activated with the bank. The credit card numbers are captured by the skimmer when the card is swiped; or the debit card number is captured by the skimmer when the card is swiped and your PIN entry is recorded by a hidden camera.
When using any point-of-sale device you must be cautious and you should always follow these rules:
- Regardless of where you are using your card, always insist on swiping the card yourself.
- Ensure that you protect your PIN entry by covering your entry with your free hand.
- Don't use the device if:
- the keypad looks different or appears to have been tampered with
- there is anything unusual inserted into the card swipe slot
- there are unexplained wires near the card swipe or device
- there are unexplained holes in the ceiling or in the walls surrounding the debit/credit device. Check to see if anything on the ceiling or walls look unusual or different than it should.