New way of Stealing

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to read Scene 3. Quite interesting.

This is a new one. People sure stay busy
trying to cheat us, don’t they?    

 
SCENE 1.  
A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the locker. After the workout and a shower, he came out, saw the locker open,

and thought to himself, ‘Funny, I thought I

locked the locker..
 
Hmm, ‘He dressed and just flipped the
wallet to make sure all was in order.
 
Everything looked okay – all cards were in

place..

 
A few weeks later his credit card bill came – a whooping bill of $14,000!
 
He called the credit card company and started yelling at them, saying that he did not  make

the transactions.

 
Customer care personnel verified that
there was no Mistake in the system and asked

if his card had been stolen..  

 
‘No,’ he said, but then took out his
wallet, pulled out the credit card, and yep –

you guessed it – a switch had been made.

 
An expired similar credit card from
the same bank was in the wallet.
 
The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.
 
Verdict: The credit card issuer said since he

did not report the card missing earlier, he would   have to pay the amount owed to them.

 
How much did he have to pay for items he did not buy?  

 

$9,000! Why were there no calls made to

verify the amount swiped?

Small amounts rarely trigger a ‘warning bell’
with some credit card companies.
It just so happens that all the small amounts added up to big one!  
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SCENE 2.  
A man at a local restaurant paid
for his meal with his credit card.
 
The bill for the meal came, he signed it and the waitress folded the receipt and passed the credit card along.
 
Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket. Funny enough, though, he actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold, it was the expired card of another person.
 
He called the waitress and she looked perplexed.
 
She took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under the watchful eye of the man.
 
All the waitress did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong expired card to the counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately looked down and took out the real card.
 
No exchange of words — nothing! She took
it and came back to the man with an apology..
 
Verdict:
 
Make sure the credit cards in your wallet are yours.
 
Check the name on the card every time you

sign for something and/or the card is taken
away for even a short period of time.

 
Many people just take back the credit card without even looking at it, ‘assuming’
that it has to be theirs.
 
 
FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, DEVELOP
THE HABIT OF CHECKING YOUR CREDIT CARD EACH TIME IT IS RETURNED TO
YOU AFTER A TRANSACTION!
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SCENE 3:  
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 cancelled
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.
 
 
FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE

AS YOU CAN THINK OF. LET’S GET THE WORD OUT! JUST BE AWARE

Never let your card out of your
sight…..check and check again!  
 
Scary

 

 


 


 


 

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2 Responses to “New way of Stealing”

  1. Laundry Sorter · Says:

    my 8 year old daughter always want me to take her to pizza restaurants because she loves to much pizza _

  2. danny6114 Says:

    As I said, I don’t know if it is true. I just thought it was interesting.

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