U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil for the World Cup have been warned: beware the chupacabra.

Card cloning is common in Brazil, so U.S. citizens should take precautions when withdrawing money and check account activity often, the U.S. Citizen Services office in Brazil said on its Twitter account. Thirty percent of Brazilians experienced card fraud in the last five years, according to ACI Worldwide's Global Consumer Fraud Survey of 6,000 people to be released later this month. That's the seventh-most of 20 nations.

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