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Credit card fraud
« on: January 07, 2010, 07:05:52 PM »
I was watching the news a few weeks ago and there was a story about a Thai woman who had a credit card stolen from her purse.  The culprit then went around the town making numerous charges on the card, from appliances to gold.  The woman reported the card stolen, but this didn't seem to stop the thief. 

What's wrong with this picture?  First of all, the name on the card is clearly a woman's name.  The person using the card was a man (they got him on video).  Hello?  Red flag?  Did any of the merchants check the card?  Did any of them ask for an I.D?  No.  Gee, I wonder why.  I wonder how much commission the sales clerks made at all those establishments.  In the states, this guy would be in jail the moment he tried to use that card.
 

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Re: Credit card fraud
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 12:20:09 AM »
Most credit cards here aren't what we would call a credit card though, ie they are just debit cards or cards that you have paid money into the bank to garauntee against your credit limit, so the banks aint losing anything :(
 

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Re: Credit card fraud
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 08:31:54 AM »
True, but they have the VISA or MASTERCARD emblem and can be used the same as a charge card.  That's what this guy was doing and the clerks at these stores didn't seem to mind.
 

 



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