New way of STEALING..

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 1:21 AM
Subject: Fw: New way of STEALING..

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Subject: Fw: New way of
STEALING..
 
 
 
New way of
STEALING…
ESPECIALLY LOOK AT
SCENE
THREE…

 
 
This is
a new one. People sure stay
busy
Trying
to cheat us, don't they? 
 

 
SCENE
1.
  
A friend
went to the local gym and placed his belongings
in the locker. After the workout and a shower,
he came out, saw the locker open, and thought to
himself, 'Funny, I thought I locked the
locker…

 
Hmm, 'He
dressed and just flipped the wallet to make sure
all was in order.

 
Everything
looked okay – all cards were in place…

 
A few
weeks later his credit card bill came – a
whooping bill of $14,000!

 
He called
the credit card company and started yelling at
them, saying that he did not
make
the
transactions.

 
Customer
care personnel verified that there was no
mistake in the system and
asked
if his
card had been stolen… 

 
'No,' he
said, but then took out his wallet, pulled out
the credit card, and yep
-
you
guessed it – a switch had been
made.

 
An expired
similar credit card from the same bank was in
the wallet.

 
The thief
broke into his locker at the gym and switched
cards.

 
Verdict:The credit
card issuer said since he did not report the
card missing earlier,
he would
 have to
pay the amount owed to them.

 
How much did
he have to pay for items he did not buy? 

 
$9,000!  Why
were there no calls made to verify the amount
swiped?
Small
amounts rarely trigger a 'warning bell' with
some credit card companies.
It just so
happens that all the small amounts added up to
big one!
 
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SCENE
2
.
 
A man at a
local restaurant paid for his meal with his
credit card.

 
The bill
for the meal came, he signed it and the waitress
folded the receipt and passed the credit card
along.

 
Usually,
he would just take it and place it in his wallet
or pocket. Funny enough, though, he actually
took a look at the card and, lo and behold, it
was the expired card of another person.

 
He called
the waitress and she looked perplexed.

 
She took
it back, apologized, and hurried back to the
counter under the watchful eye of the man.

 
All the
waitress did while walking to the counter was
wave the wrong expired card to the counter
cashier, and the counter cashier immediately
looked down and took out the real card.

 
No
exchange of words — nothing!  She took it
and came back to the man with an apology..

 
Verdict:  
Make sure the credit cards in your wallet are
yours.

 
Check the
name on the card every time you sign for
something and/or the card is
taken
away for
even a short period of time.

 
Many
people just take back the credit card without
even looking at it,
'assuming'
that it
has to be theirs.

 

 
FOR YOUR
OWN SAKE, DEVELOP THE HABIT OF CHECKING YOUR
CREDIT CARD EACH TIME IT IS RETURNED TO YOU
AFTER A TRANSACTION!
 
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SCENE 3:
 
Yesterday
I went into a pizza restaurant to pick up an
order that I had called in.

 
I paid by
using my Visa Check Card which, of course, is
linked directly to my
checking
Account.

 
The young
man behind the counter took my card, swiped it,
then laid it on the counter
as
he waited
for the approval, which is pretty standard
procedure.

 
While he
waited, he picked up his cell phone and started
dialling.

 
I noticed
the phone because it is the same model I have,
but nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
Then I
heard a click that sounded like my phone sounds
when I take a picture.

 
He then
gave me back my card but kept the phone in his
hand as if he was
still
pressing
buttons.

 
Meanwhile,
I'm thinking: I wonder what he is taking a
picture of,  oblivious to what
was
really
going on.

 
It then
dawned on me: the only thing there was my credit
card, so now I'm paying close attention to what
he is doing..

 
He set his
phone on the counter, leaving it open.

 
About five
seconds later, I heard the chime that tells you
that the picture has been saved.

 
Now I'm
standing there struggling with the fact that
this boy just took a picture of my
credit
 card.

 
Yes, he
played it off well, because had we not had the
same kind of phone, I probably would never have
known what happened.

 
Needless
to say, I immediately cancelled that card as I
was walking out of the pizza parlour.

 
All I am
saying is, be aware of your surroundings at all
times.

 
Whenever
you are using
 your
credit card take caution and don't be careless.

 

 
Notice who
is standing near you and what they are doing
when you use your card.

 
Be aware
of phones, because many have a camera phone
these
days.

 

 
FORWARD THIS
TO AS MANY
PEOPLE
AS YOU CAN
THINK OF. LET'S GET THE WORD OUT! JUST BE AWARE
Never let
your card out of yoursight…..check and check
again!
 

 
Scary isn't
it…..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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