The Regina Police Service is warning the public and business employees about a new credit card fraud.
The service has seen a significant rise in credit card frauds, where the suspects use a non-working card.
The pin-pad and swipe option will malfunction when the card is used, at which point the employee will ask the suspect to read the card number out loud . The number used is a credit card number that the suspect has memorized before entering the establishment, not the card they have been given by the employee.
The manually entered number works at the time of the transaction, but will eventually be charged back to the business as a fraudulent credit card number. All these frauds result in chargebacks to the company or store, so it’s best that businesses educate themselves and their staff to not enter credit card numbers manually.