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.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.