Beware the booming card 'courier' scam

Sarah Coles
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The UK Cards Association has issued a warning about a particular type of credit and debit card fraud which it says is booming. The 'courier' scam has been on the march since the introduction of chip and PIN cards made other types of fraud harder. And the experts say that elderly people may be particularly at risk.

So what is this fraud, and how can you protect yourself?