Credit Card Fraud
With black friday approaching, people are getting ready to hit the stores and look for deals. But some other people are looking to make a deal off of you. In a down economy, there is a growing concern with credit card fraud.
As the holiday nears, the shopping centers begin to fill up with people, who are ready to pull out the plastic and spend. But credit card fraud is only a swipe away.
Cindy Hart of Gainesville knows first hand. She says her credit was stolen. Gainesville Police are passing out flyers and warning retailers about people who may attempt to hit their store with a stolen credit card.
Jim Carnes of Brittany's Jewelry says," You kinda learn to monitor the situation, look at the spending habits. They buy one thing and want to turn around and buy another and another".
Officers say women should pay attention to their belongings and men should make sure their wallets are safely secured in their pockets. Credit card fraud is a third degree felony. Punishable up to five years in prison and/or a five thousand dollar fine.
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