Order fraud traps
In order fraud traps, the victim gives their card number when participating in a lottery or survey, redeeming a “prize”, paying “insufficient postage”, ordering a sample or buying an inexpensive product (such as a smartphone, tablet, gift voucher, shoes or complimentary packages containing beauty or health care products).
In connection with the initial debiting of a few euros, the cardholder unintentionally signs up for the seller’s service, which leads to monthly debits to the cardholder’s account. The debits may amount up to 100 euros per month.
It is extremely difficult to discontinue the unintended agreement, so the victim should close their card and order a new one, which will terminate the monthly debits. We recommend that you report such an offence to the police.
Do not provide your card number in reply to a message or link that you have received without asking for it or if you are not convinced about the service provider’s trustworthiness.