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Wallingford police investigating debit card fraud

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:07 am | Updated: 11:33 am, Wed Dec 28, 2011.

Russell Blair – MyRecordJournal.com

WALLINGFORD – Police are investigating complaints from locals who say their debit card information has been stolen.

The department has received dozens of complaints of bank debit cards being compromised, police said. All of the victims were in possession of their debit cards, but the card’s information was used to make thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases.

On Christmas Day, one of the victim’s debit card information was used at a Walgreens Pharmacy in Greenwich. A black female and two black males are believed to be involved, police said.

“Most of the victims were alerted to the fradulent purchases by their banks when suspicious activity on their accounts was noticed,” police said in a statement.

According to police, banking officials believe that debit card information was stolen over the last several months when the debit cards were used for local retail purchases.

Police are working with local businesess and banks to determine the extent and origin of the fraud.

“We encourage residents to be proactive by regularly checking their bank accounts concerning their debit card use and immediately notifying their bank upon locating a suspicious debit card transaction,” Lt. Marc Mikulski said in a statement. “The sooner the bank is made aware of the unauthorized transaction, the quicker it can be corrected and the fraudulent transactions stopped.”

Anybody who may be able to identify the individuals pictured in Walgreens security footage is asked to contact Wallingford Police Department at (203) 294-2805.

This is so irresponsible – DO NOT get taken in by all the look alikes that WILL follow and WILL be a scam

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The Honest $10000 SPAM  – http://digg.com/d21DcVM?t4

This is very irresponsible – I don’t care if the end result is that the money went to a good cause.

Now that these idiots have pulled this stunt I wonder how many people are going to be, as they said in the video, “stupid enough” to reply to the billions of scam emails that are already circulated in the hopes they’ll find the “real” one.

Let’s forget all the people that don’t realize (somehow) that the run of the mill emails like this are all scam and fraud – we now have had an actual event; people are going to believe they have lottery like luck to find the one real email from all the spam.

So irresponsible as far as I am concerned as now the scammers and spammers have a video to link to and a whole new campaign to use to encourage people to part with their sensitive information.

If you part with your full name and all the details to your personal information (bank, credit card, etc) you run an astronomically high probability to lose money over the infinitesimal chance to get free money.

Don’t do it.

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