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Spartanburg Public Safety Asks For Your Help Identifying Counterfeit Card Theft Suspects

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Spartanburg Public Safety is investigating 6 reports of counterfeit credit cards across the Upstate.

Investigators say about 10 victims reported fraudulent charges on their bank statements between November 24th and December 8.

Public Safety Officers said they don’t know exactly where or how but crooks are stealing account information from the back of credit cards.

This can be done internally by a merchant or card company or by someone skimming the cards at an ATM or gas station and stealing the numbers.

Thieves are taking that sensitive information and putting it on the back of fake cards.

Those cards have a name on the front that matches an ID in their possession to fool a clerk who may ask for verification.

Reports show the thieves are purchasing gift cards at local CVS, Walgreens Rite-Aid and BI-LO stores.

Greg Taylor of Taylor Made Towing got his business debit card declined at a CVS.

He said he realized he had a $509 charge that he didn’t recognize.

He said his bank thought it was suspicious and canceled the card.

Investigators ask that you look at these photos and call Crimestoppers or Spartanburg Public Safety Investigator John Burgess at Office: (864) 596-2844

To keep your money safe investigators say watch for skimming machines on a-t-ATMs or at gas pumps.

If the card machine looks like it may fall off the pump, don't use it.

Also put alerts on your credit card. Your bank will notify you or shut down your card when large purchases are made.

Also check your bank statements weekly.

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