Owners at East York corner store allege they were defrauded of $6K

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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.

Read more at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.