Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Credit Card Fraud on Rise; Police Happy with Drop in Drug and Alcohol Crimes

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Credit Card Fraud on Rise; Police Happy with Drop in Drug and Alcohol Crimes

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Byline: Tim Howard Tim.Howard@dailyexaminer.com.au

IF it wasn't for the new payWave technology another one of the major crime categories would have fallen in the region, according to Coffs Clarence Police Command Crime Manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson.

Insp Jameson said his command was largely in line with the rest of the state when the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) released its figures for the year up to June.

"There's been an increase in crimes of fraud (206 last year compared to 138 in 2012-13) due almost exclusively to credit card fraud and particularly payWave transactions," he said.

BOCSAR dismissed the difference as not significant, but Insp Jameson said there were issues with the payWave technology.

"It's based on ease of use, but there's no inbuilt security functions," he said.

Insp Jameson said the drop in drug and alcohol-related crimes was pleasing, but said it would continue.

"It's a cultural thing. …

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