An interesting warning from the police:
- ACT Policing is warning ACT businesses of alleged fraudulent credit cards, after police identified cards being used in stores over the weekend (November 1 & 2).
Three people were arrested and will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (November 3) charged with theft.
Two of the alleged offenders have been identified as overstaying visitor visas.
Police are encouraging Canberra businesses to be vigilant when processing credit card purchases by ensuring the information which displays on the receipt matches the information on the card.
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Businesses that are suspicious of a transaction should check with the issuing bank of the card to verify the number matches the name on the card. Multiple forms of identification should also be requested to verify the identity of the owner of the card. Should the details not match police should be contacted using 131444.