Accountant Gary Kane Warns Consumers that New Credit Cards Aren’t Fraud-Proof
Gary Kane, Owner and Managing Partner of Kane Forensic Accounting, explains why EMV chip card users are still vulnerable to fraud.
Orlando, FL – May 26, 2016 – Gary Kane, Owner and Managing Partner of Kane Forensic Accounting, an Orlando forensic accounting firm, recently published an article titled “New Micro-Chip Credit Cards Are Not Fraud-Proof” on his website (http://www.kaneforensic.com).
Gary Kane writes, “You’re likely already using one of the new micro-chip enabled credit and debit cards that were designed to make it harder for people to steal your data. And every day, retailers are moving to chip card readers at the point of purchase in an effort to reduce fraud. But unfortunately, officials are already warning of a new scam involving these EMV chip cards. Though these cards were introduced three years ago, they are still only in the hands of about three million Americans and scammers are taking advantage of that fact. Officials identified a phishing scheme where people who have not yet received a new card were sent an email asking them to click on a link to update their account in order to receive a new micro-chip card. When recipients click on the link, malware was installed on their computer or mobile device to steal their personal information.”
Kane Forensic Accounting specializes in forensic accounting, business valuation and succession planning. They leverage their specialized knowledge to provide valuable insight which enables their clients to make informed financial decisions.
The entire article can be found at http://www.kaneforensic.com/new-micro-chip-credit-cards-arent-fraud-proof/
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About Gary Kane:
Gary Kane is owner and managing partner of Kane & Associates, and a licensed CPA in the state of Florida. His primary responsibilities include the planning and utilization of personnel, budgeting, cash flow management, and overall firm marketing. Mr. Kane has been responsible for all tax preparation and planning functions within the firm. He performs the final, technical review of all audit and review engagements.
Mr. Kane has lectured widely on various aspects of income and estate planning and personal financial planning. He has appeared on several local television shows and has appeared on a national cable television program broadcast on the Satellite Program Network. With his background in tax and financial planning, Mr. Kane has been instrumental in assisting clients in the formation, implementation, and management of several real estate ventures, beginning with the planning stage through the completion and ultimate management or sale.
Mr. Kane received his BSBA with honors with a major in accounting from the University of Florida and has a Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Central Florida. He has over forty-one years of public accounting experience, including four years with the international accounting firm of Alexander Grant (Orlando, Florida), before becoming a founding partner of Kane & Associates of Winter Park, Florida, in 1975. Mr. Kane was also an accountant with Chevron Oil Company in charge of fixed asset accounting for all oil and gas properties in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama.
Mr. Kane is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and has satisfied the requirements to be accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kane is a Certified Valuation Analyst and member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He is past president of the Central Florida Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning and has served as Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Kane has been an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida teaching intermediate accounting and has assisted the Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida in lectures on business acquisition and accounting systems for small businesses. Mr. Kane assists attorneys in numerous areas, including tax planning, litigation, and divorce settlements. He has testified for over twenty years as an expert witness in Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Seminole, and Volusia counties.