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A customer purchases merchandise using what appears to be a valid debit card, credit card or gift card. When the cashier swipes the card, a "bad swipe" error code appears. At this point, the suspect instructs the cashier to call an 800 number printed on the back of the card. The 800 number actually goes to a co-conspirator posing as a bank representative, who provides false or stolen credit card information that allows the transaction to go forward.

Police warn of credit, debit, gift card scam

A customer purchases merchandise using what appears to be a valid debit card, credit card or gift card. When the cashier swipes the card, a “bad swipe” error code appears. At this point, the suspect instructs the cashier to call an 800 number printed on the back of the card. The 800 number actually goes […]

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