The public is being warned about another credit card scam going around Regina, that involves manually entering a number on a machine.
Regna police say there has been a significant rise in credit card fraud cases with this particular scam.
It involves someone attempting to use a credit card that does not work. When the credit card is swiped or a pin is used, the machine indicates there has been a malfunction. The suspect then persuades the employee to take the number manually. The number is given verbally by the suspect, or the employee may hand the pin pad to the suspect so they can enter the number. It turns out the number entered is memorized and is not the same number that is on the credit card that does not work.
The number used works at the time, but will eventually be charged back to the business as a fraudulent credit card number.
Business owners and employees are encouraged to not manually enter any credit card numbers. Always use the security features offered by the chip or card swipe technology.
To report a scam like this, or any other one, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
Any victims of this scam are asked to make a report to Regina police.