Third arrest for credit card fraud, SA

A man will face court following his arrest today in relation to an ongoing fraud investigation, according to SA Police.

His arrest follows on from the arrest of two men on 13 September where investigators from the Major Fraud Investigation Section seized designer clothing, shoes and jewellery, all suspected to have been obtained fraudulently.

The 24-year-old Victorian man has been charged with three counts of aggravated deception and has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 3 November.

Police remind retailers to be extremely diligent when conducting credit card transactions, particularly when a signature is required. If in doubt, seek identification to confirm the customer is the lawful cardholder.

Be aware and pay attention when customers are using the EFTPOS machine and don’t allow yourself to be distracted by any other person. This will assist in preventing any dishonest manipulation of the machine.

Businesses should also consider:

  • Never accepting damaged cards, ask the customer for another form of payment
  • If a ‘damaged card’ message comes up during a credit card transaction, take an imprint of the card using the manual imprinter and ask the customer to sign it
  • Enter the details into your terminal by hand using the ‘damaged card’ mode
  • Avoid hand-keying in transactions
  • Ask for another form of payment if terminal response is ‘declined’

Previous arrests – https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-police-news-assets/front-page-news/two-arrested-over-credit-card-fraud#.WcxqJxt95OQ

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