Credit card scam prompts police to issue warning to merchants

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Police are alerting store owners to a credit card scam where a customer buys prepaid credit cards with false data.

The warning comes after two men were charged with fraud after buying $3,800 in prepaid Visa gift cards at a gas station at 133rd Street and 118th Avenue in Edmonton.

“We believe other stores in the city may have been affected by this scam,” said Const. Robert Pinter Tuesday in a news release.

Police said two men had visited the gas station on a number of occasions between May 25 and 28 and on June 1 to purchase anywhere from $300 to $800 in prepaid credit cards during a transaction.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.