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Topic # 152338 23-Sep-2014 22:14
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On Sunday night my partner noticed about 3 large purchases on our card from Smiths City, Computer Food and Camera Warehouse, also a strange one for $6.55US from Hebrew University.

Most of the items were computer related including a Canon D5 Camera body worth $3000 Anyway bank put a stop on our card and we found out we had been the victim of credit card fraud.

I managed to talk to a couple of the retailers and got an address of [removed] in Auckland under a name ([removed])...surely they wouldnt have been dumb enough to use their real address for delivery ???


so has anyone else been a victim ? I wonder how they got my details ?

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  Reply # 1135038 23-Sep-2014 22:17
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Most likely someone has an infected PC that the card was used for a purchase on.






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  Reply # 1135042 23-Sep-2014 22:27
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Dont start a witch hunt yet. I've heard stories of cards being used to order goods to someones house, then the fraudster scopes out that address for a few days waiting for delivery. So it's entirely possible that that address you were given is an innocent party. 

Has the bank reversed the charges or started investigating yet?




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  Reply # 1135052 23-Sep-2014 22:51
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Removed name and address from the OP.

Either this person is a willing participant or not.

Fraudsters could have "employed" someone who truly believe they have a job as in-country representative for something and part of the job is to receive goods and forward to their final destination (perhaps an online auction)? This way the "company" gets the goods inside the country, and once they are sold the "employee" takes a commission before forwarding the money.

It's a scam and the police would probably like to talk to this person to establish if this is what's happening or not - the person may not even know what's going on.

Either way you should not approach this person or visit this address. Contact the police and go through their protocols.







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  Reply # 1135193 24-Sep-2014 07:55
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tardtasticx: Dont start a witch hunt yet. I've heard stories of cards being used to order goods to someones house, then the fraudster scopes out that address for a few days waiting for delivery. So it's entirely possible that that address you were given is an innocent party. 

Has the bank reversed the charges or started investigating yet?


Charges will take 5 days to reverse, ive been contacting retailers and passing info to their fraud team. To be honest ANZs process is not really reassuring for customer, I had to hunt down via Visa website to make sure I was covered.

They dont explain the process very well either, like what happens in terms of a police investigation.



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