Newry police warn businesses after credit card fraud incidents

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Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Local police are warning business companies to be vigilant of credit card fraud. The warning follows a number of incidents where heating oil has been ordered with a credit card and the transactions were later found to be fraudulent. Police enquiries into these incidents are continuing. Sergeant Gavin McComiskey, Armagh Response, said, “We understand that credit card transactions are daily business for most companies and there are a few things you can do to try and reduce your chance of becoming a victim of fraud. Always insist on the card’s three digit security code, “Request the name of the cardholder’s bank. Ensure the purchaser’s billing address and delivery address are consistent. Never forward goods to a Post Office Box. Be suspicious where multiple cards are being used for a single purchase, “Exercise particular caution about overseas orders. Orders can be held until payment has been authorised by the credit card company. And, as an alternative to the credit card, ask the ‘purchaser’ to pay by direct bank transfer. He added, “If you have information about credit card fraud or would like further advice, please contact us in Armagh on the 101 number.”

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