CREDIT card fraudsters have hit Stanthorpe businesses, leading police to remind retailers to be cautious of identity theft.
A group of offenders in the region are using stolen credit card numbers stored in their phones to pay for goods and services.
This method is only successful when staff members manually enter the card number into the EFTPOS machine to perform the transaction. Businesses who have accepted this form of payment have been out of pocket when the victim’s bank refuses the funds.
The offenders have been described as between 15 to 25 years old, male and of African and Middle Eastern appearances. If you have information, phone Policelink on