card surfing

card surfing

n
(Law) slang a form of cash-card fraud in which one person watches another using a cash dispenser, notes his or her personal identification number, and, after an accomplice has stolen the card, uses the card to withdraw cash
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Typically, card surfing (moving from one card to another) only works if one is disciplined enough to close the initial card or stop using it.
The guide offers step-by-step advice on preparing for a trip (such as securing the home), assessing travel risk (pointing out concerns such as credit card surfing and fire safety), and staying alert for terrorism (which takes such form as kidnappings).
Industry competition has sparked "credit card surfing", where people take out cards with low introductory interest rates, then switch to new ones when the offer period runs out.