[ 2007-11-14 09:15 ]
Ministry of Public Security spokesman Wu Heping reminded the public to be particularly cautious when using automated teller machines (ATMs), online banking and giving out personal information.
"Special attention should be paid to the sharp rise in credit card fraud," he said, adding that credit card fraud cases alone jumped almost one-third in the first half of the year, with criminals netting 44.6 million yuan ($5.98 million), Ministry of Public Security spokesman Wu Heping reminded the public.
Wu advised the public to check their credit card accounts regularly and to use cards carefully, especially when making purchases or doing bank transfers online. "People using bank cards abroad must pay special attention, only use them in proper shops, and never let the card leave their sight."
信用卡诈骗犯罪为credit card fraud，属于经济犯罪（Economic Crimes）的一种，
violent crime 暴力犯罪