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New way of STEALING…

Yesterday I went into a pizza restaurant to pick up an order that I had called in. I paid by using my Visa Check Card which, of course, is linked directly to my checking Account.
The young man behind the counter took my card, swiped it, then laid it on the counter as he waited for the approval, which is pretty standard procedure.
While he waited, he picked up his cell phone and started dialing. I noticed the phone because it is the same model I have, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Then I heard a click that sounded like my phone sounds when I take a picture.
He then gave me back my card but kept the phone in his hand as if he was still pressing buttons.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking: I wonder what he is taking a picture of, oblivious to what was really going on.
It then dawned on me: the only thing there was my credit card, so now I’m paying close attention to what he is doing..
He set his phone on the counter, leaving it open.
About five seconds later, I heard the chime that tells you that the picture has been saved.
Now I’m standing there struggling with the fact that this boy just took a picture of my credit card.
Yes, he played it off well, because had we not had the same kind of phone, I probably would never have known what happened.
Needless to say, I immediately canceled that card as I was walking out of the pizza parlor.
All I am saying is, be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Whenever you are using your credit card take caution and don’t be careless.
Notice who is standing near you and what they are doing when you use your card.
Be aware of phones, because many have a camera phone these days.
Never let your card out of your sight…..check and check again!
Scary isn’t it…..

New way of STEALING.. Don’t delete this one!!


2 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing the story Skipper!
    Wanna hear our discovery of a new way of stealing?
    Be slow on the draw to extract cash from an Automatic Teller Machine {ATM}.
    The customary notice to ‘proceed’ upon stating the ATM fee was routine. However, the next question to proceed involved the ‘inability to print receipt’.
    So we thought we’d make a note of the transaction.
    Yep, because we were writing the new balance on our account inquiry after withdrawing $300, we watched our cash swallowed back into the machine.
    The bank manager refused to recover our cash & instead insisted on a ‘dispute’ to waste 45-90 days for resolution, not to mention 20 minutes of extreme agitation on the telephone to report the highway robbery by the BHO Bank on Mills Street, Tempe, Arizona!
    Umm…the contempt of banks is again validated & exacerbated!

    November 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

  2. Here’s another one: ALWAYS check your till receipt when you use your card to shop with as people have had £20 CASH BACK added to their bill by the checkout person!

    They then palm off the £20 to a ‘friend’ who pockets the cash.

    Without evidence it’s your word against theirs… 😦

    God Bless!


    November 16, 2013 at 8:17 PM

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