The owners of an East York corner store said they’ve have been defrauded of thousands of dollars by a customer who exploited a loophole in card payment terminals. Small business owners operate on small margins and a bill of several thousand dollars could mean they must close the store.
Purchased lottery tickets with Visa gift cards
Zahra Dhanani, co-owner of Old’s Cool General Store on Westlake Avenue near Main Street and Danforth Avenue, said a man visited their business in early December to purchase lottery tickets with Visa gift cards. On each visit, he bought hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets; eventually totalling $6,000. The sales were found to be fraudulent and the store owners are on the hook for the total amount.
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