In-Person Credit Card Scam
Surely this isn't new:
Suspects entered the business, selected merchandise worth almost $8,000. They handed a credit card with no financial backing to the clerk which when swiped was rejected by the cash register's computer. The suspects then informed the clerk that this rejection was expected and to contact the credit card company by phone to receive a payment approval confirmation code. The clerk was then given a number to call which was answered by another person in the scam who approved the purchase and gave a bogus confirmation number. The suspects then left the store with the unpaid for merchandise.
Anyone reading this blog would know enough not to call a number given to you by the potential purchaser, but presumably many store clerks don't have good security sense.
Posted on January 19, 2009 at 1:23 PM • 40 Comments