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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SJPD Warn Of Credit Card Scam

The fraud section of the City police are warning the public of a credit card scam.

Back on November 12th, three people were arrested and found with many fake i.d.'s and credit cards.

Sgt. Jay Henderson says police believe it is part of an organized credit card fraud ring operating in this province and in PEI for the last two months.

He says the suspects would enter a business, pick an item and present a credit card to the cashier saying the magnetic strip was not working.
Then then ask the store's employee to enter the number manually to make the item go through.

The card given to the employee was counterfeit and the number on the card was stolen.   The SJPD Fraud section advises businesses owners to speak to their employees and see if this happened to their business.

To contact police call 648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or click here