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Old 03-01-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Our Daugher, living in Iowa, sent us a message yesterday, concering debit/credit card fraud. It seems that a local restaurant, which employed Latinos, was a favorite lunch spot. One of the patrons just happened to check his account and found that a $400 charge occured 1/2 an hour after his bill was paid for lunch. The transaction occured in Mexico. My daughter sent me another message today telling us that the same thing happened to our son-in-law today. They immediatly stopped their cards and notified the local police, and were informed that they had a fraud investigation going on at that time. My son-in-law is a reserve officer and so he found out a little more than you or I would , but the fact remains the police said it is a nation wide problem. They informed him that if the card reader is not hooked directly to the cash register that the numbers could be obtained easier. Not sure how that works, however I did see a blurb on TV that showed a reader that could be passed by a card and read the magnetic strip. The only way I could see to prevent that i to put yu cards against each other to jumble the info. Just a warning to everone to be careful. tinker
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Our Daugher, living in Iowa, sent us a message yesterday, concering debit/credit card fraud. It seems that a local restaurant, which employed Latinos, was a favorite lunch spot. One of the patrons just happened to check his account and found that a $400 charge occured 1/2 an hour after his bill was paid for lunch. The transaction occured in Mexico. My daughter sent me another message today telling us that the same thing happened to our son-in-law today. They immediatly stopped their cards and notified the local police, and were informed that they had a fraud investigation going on at that time. My son-in-law is a reserve officer and so he found out a little more than you or I would , but the fact remains the police said it is a nation wide problem. They informed him that if the card reader is not hooked directly to the cash register that the numbers could be obtained easier. Not sure how that works, however I did see a blurb on TV that showed a reader that could be passed by a card and read the magnetic strip. The only way I could see to prevent that i to put yu cards against each other to jumble the info. Just a warning to everone to be careful. tinker
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:20 PM   #3
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The electronic device used by individuals to obtain your credit card info is called a skimmer. Individuals will skim your card and it records the information which they can down load later to steal from you. They have been also known to copy your info off the credit card. Also Old credit card machines print the entire number on the receipt along with the name of the card holder the individual than prints a copy of the receipt and they have your info. New credit card machines only print the last four numbers of the account. That is just some of the ways to steal your personal information to steal from you. Crooks found it is easier to steal from you and it less of chance to get caught and less jail time and they do have to use a gun or leave their home.

I worked on a High Tech Task Force, Identify Theft Detail prior to retirement, in Los Angeles County. The Task Force consisted of Federal, State and Local Agencies. Their were eleven of us on the Task Force and we had over 12,000 cases (Over 1,000 each) no way could we solve all of them.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:07 AM   #4
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Good advice to follow the server to the pay station (which I always do) that way you can watch what they're doing.
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Beat them at thier own game. Give them cash.
Take a couple of minutes and stop at the ATM
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They just cought 4 people from CA here in RI changing key pads at stop & Shop store's and making charges to accounts from CA. Must be a lot more people involved. they would change the key pad then come back a few days later and put back the orignal the one they instaled would retain acc.& pin #s.
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It is best to never, but never let your card out of your sight for even a second as too many things (as mentioned above) can happen in that short time. Also, if you have to use your card, do so only in well known establishments.

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Skimming

Criminals full time job is to figure out ways to steal from YOU and ME

So there is always going to be some new method.

I am now convinced that the best way to go anymore is CASH and CARRY

I have cash and carry my concealed weapon!



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tinkercb:
Our Daugher, living in Iowa, sent us a message yesterday, concering debit/credit card fraud. It seems that a local restaurant, which employed Latinos, was a favorite lunch spot. One of the patrons just happened to check his account and found that a $400 charge occured 1/2 an hour after his bill was paid for lunch. The transaction occured in Mexico. My daughter sent me another message today telling us that the same thing happened to our son-in-law today. They immediatly stopped their cards and notified the local police, and were informed that they had a fraud investigation going on at that time. My son-in-law is a reserve officer and so he found out a little more than you or I would , but the fact remains the police said it is a nation wide problem. They informed him that if the card reader is not hooked directly to the cash register that the numbers could be obtained easier. Not sure how that works, however I did see a blurb on TV that showed a reader that could be passed by a card and read the magnetic strip. The only way I could see to prevent that i to put yu cards against each other to jumble the info. Just a warning to everone to be careful. tinker </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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