Oman Air clamps down on credit card fraud

Oman Air clamps down on credit card fraud

A tightening of checks on the validity of credit card transactions is being imposed by Oman Air in a clampdown on fraud.

Passengers who use credit cards to book tickets will be required to carry the same card with them at check-in.

If a third-party card has been used for the booking and the cardholder is not present, the passenger will need to carry relevant authorisation from the person named on the card.

Random checks will be carried out to ensure the legitimacy of the booking, the Muscat-based carrier said.

The anti-credit card fraud measures will be backed up by social media announcements, e-flyers and newsletters.

The airline’s general manager of marketing, Mohammed Al Shikely, said: “Credit card fraud is on the rise globally. Not only does it harm businesses, but it also causes great distress and inconvenience for consumers.

“Oman Air is therefore taking every possible step to prevent this from happening in protection of our customers.”

He added: “The steps we are taking under this new initiative are designed to both identify incidences of fraud and deter fraudsters from continuing their criminal acts.

“We would like to thank our customers in advance for their co-operation with, and support for this vital initiative.”


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