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URGENT- credit card cloning in SE23
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Post: #1
15-03-2008 01:37 PM

We found out yesterday that one of my husbands card has been cloned and used (fortunately unsuccessfully) at an ATM in the United States . Because this particular card has been used extremely infrequently we are able with considerable confidence to trace the problem to a particular local petrol station/supermarket in the vicinity of the Horniman Museum. However we are not sure if the cloning took place whilst paying for petrol or at the ATM.

If you have used this particular location recently , particularly in early March, you might want to check your statements for unusual withdrawals.

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Post: #2
15-03-2008 01:54 PM

Thanks for the warning. I am using card less and less now and only when fairly certain secure.
I never use machine outside buildings

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Post: #3
15-03-2008 05:55 PM

Wow, can't believe it's a coincidence but this happened several years ago to my then manager AT THE SAME LOCATION!
It was before it was a supermarket, just a petrol garage but they managed to do a few large transactions in several countries before his bank called him to check the location of his card-which was still in his wallet!
Can't be the same person surely? I wonder if any of the old staff from back then transferred to/ have connections with the current business- sure the police would be interested...

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Post: #4
15-03-2008 07:23 PM

I was told that credit cards are being cloned in local petrol stations. I always pay cash for my petrol.

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Post: #5
16-03-2008 02:35 PM

If using your card at a ptrol station etc ALWAYS cover your pin with you hand. A number of people have been caught out because of cameras hidden in ceilings overhead catching people inputting their pin numbers.

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Post: #6
17-03-2008 01:16 PM

Roz, I presume you have passed on your concerns about the location to the police?

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Post: #7
17-03-2008 02:25 PM

Apparently the banks fraud department notify the police as the bank are the victims.
It still amazes me how efficient they are detecting fraudulent activity- we were ripped off a few years ago whilst we were in Spain and credit card cheques ( dreadful things) were being used in the UK to buy a car. The computer picked up that the cheques had been signed the same day as cash withdrawals were being made in Barcelona- by us. However these may only be the ones we know about, so we are now intent on checking every statement that comes through the door.

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