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Target Gift Card Thief Spent Over $150,000, Pleads Not Guilty, OCDA Says

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A Stanton woman pleaded not guilty to racking up over $150,000 in purchases over seven months has pleaded not guilty to identity theft. LAKE FOREST, CA — Sure. Everyone loves shopping at Target. But could you spend over $150,000 there in seven months? A 28-year-old Stanton woman is facing charges…

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Pair plead guilty to fraud had more than 100 gift cards

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Pair plead guilty to fraud had more than 100 gift cards

Two men pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to stealing 19 account numbers and identity theft more than a year after they were pulled over on Interstate 70 by a Caseyville police officer.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the

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Why This Couple Waited 9 Years To Open A Wedding Gift

Kathy and Brandon Gunn of Michigan have been married nine years, but up until this May, they still had one wedding present sitting unopened in their closet. 

Kathy penned a post explaining why the couple had waited so long to open the gift ― a white box from Kathy’s great Aunt Alison accompanied by an envelope that read, “Do not open until your first disagreement.” On August 29, Kathy’s post was featured on the Love What Matters Facebook page, where it has since garnered more than 12,000 likes and 1,500 shares. 

“Now, there had obviously been plenty of disagreements, arguments and slammed doors throughout our 9 years,” Kathy Read More

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Law enforcement warn of gift card scam

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Law enforcement warn of gift card scam

As the holiday shopping season revs up, law enforcement agencies and the Better Business Bureau are reminding shoppers and retailers of just how good thieves can be in stealingCREDIT CARD information. This time of the year, officials are focused on gift cards. According to the National Retail Federation, gift cards are becoming more and more popular during the holiday season, shelling out billions of dollars in sales. Federal authorities and consumer advocates say some of those sales are made with stolenCREDIT CARDS. “It’s a huge concern,” said Warren Clark, the president of the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York. Here’s how it works — officials say thieves have been gettingCREDIT CARD INFORMATION online and creating fakeCREDIT CARDS. Then, with those fake cards they’re buying gift cards, just as if it’s any old purchase. “Once you’ve gotA GIFT CARD, you can go into that store and it’s essentially like having cash at that store,” Clark said. Authorities are not able to talk about any specific ongoing investigations happening locally relating to the gift card scam. But, they did point to one case in March of last year. Four people from Buffalo were indicted for allegedly using fakeCREDIT CARDS to buy […]

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Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud

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Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud

With the official start to the holiday shopping season just days away, local officials are warning consumers to be protective of their credit information, and warning retailers to be careful about gift card fraud. Officials at the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, citing numbers from the National Retail Federation, report more than $31 billion was spent last year on gift cards. A study by LexisNexis says annual fraud costs are even higher. Consumers and retailers alike are being warned about gift card scams involving stolen credit card information. Todd Laster, Special-Agent-In-Charge at the US Secret Service field office in Buffalo, explained that many gift cards have been purchased with stolen credit card information, some of which was acquired locally. “We brought the case to the US Attorney’s office and these individuals are being prosecurted,” Laster said. “They were skimming credit card numbers from gas stations.” The specific gas stations were not revealed but US Attorney William Hochul, who joined Laster and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York president Warren Clark at a news conference Monday in Amherst, says retailers need to be extra careful with screening their employees. In some pending cases, the suspects were alleged to have stolen credit information […]

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Woman Arrested for Alleged Gift Card Fraud at Wegman’s

A woman was arrested and charged with credit card forgery after she is suspected of using numerous gift cards at Wegman’s in Northborough. Beatrice M. Douglas, 24, 35 Peters Ave., Hemp, was arrested and charged with credit card fraud over $250, Forge or utter forged credit card (2 counts), possession of 4 or more counterfeit cards and receiving with an improper credit card over $250. Police say Wegman’s employees became suspicious of the gift card purchases due to the number of them, and the amount, which Douglas used on Feb. 27 at the store. Officers responded and determined that the credit cards used were fraudulent. The amount is undetermined and the investigation is ongoing. source: http://patch.com/massachusetts/northborough/woman-arrested-alleged-gift-card-fraud-wegmans-0 View full post on National Cyber Security