A fake MasterCard is a fraud card that uses the logo and design of MasterCard but is not actually an authorized manufacturer of the card. They can be made from plastic, paper, or a combination of both materials.
These cards are available in different sizes and colors, usually in either a card size, a credit card size, a debit card size or a check card size. Most of these are used to replace ATM cards or to give out to other people as a gift. Many people also have them make purchases with at stores like Wal-Mart.
These fraudsters can easily create a design that looks similar to the official MasterCard, but they are not authentic. It is very hard to tell the difference between a real card and a fake one.
Fraudsters will usually look for the most popular design or logo that people like. They will use different methods to get the card. Some fraudsters will pretend to be a customer of MasterCard. They will use their own name, birth date and social security number to get the card and try to use it when paying for items or at stores like Wal-Mart.
When people pay with the fake card it will show up on their credit reports. The fraudster will then wait for unsuspecting victims to make purchases with the card. The fraudster could have another person sign for the card. Once the victim makes the purchase the fraudster will run away with the money, or the card is reloaded with the cardholder's actual funds.
If you receive a phone call from someone who says that they are from MasterCard, please do not give them your card number. Instead, hang up the phone and call the police and tell them about the fraud. Fake MasterCard scams are very serious and can cause the victim to lose a lot of money. Always protect your credit by only using authorized merchants when you shop.
If you have any questions about the information on your credit card, it may be wise to consult a credit card attorney. They will be able to provide you with valuable information regarding how you can protect yourself against a fraud. If you suspect that you may be a victim of this crime you should contact the local authorities or the Better Business Bureau for more information.
Do not give your credit cards to anyone that you do not know. If they are given to someone you do not know, be sure to ask them to leave a message with your phone number so that you can call the police if the situation becomes threatening.
Make sure that the cards are stored in a safe location and secured so that nobody can get to them. Once you get your cards back to keep them in a secure place. They are very difficult to counterfeit so if they do happen to be lost, you will have a great deal of trouble recovering them.