Credit card fraud in local area
CREDIT card skimmers have come to Cannonvale, with Mount Julian resident Gillian Craig-Graham having her card used illegally at two service stations in the area.
Mrs Craig-Graham was alerted to the illegal transactions by a friend who visited the region during late December last year.
“She contacted me and let me know that her bank told them their card had been cloned and had been used at an ATM in Cannonvale on two separate occasions,” Mrs Craig-Graham said.
“They [the bank of Mrs Craig-Graham’s friend] said it looks like your card has been cloned and we’ve cancelled it.”
The thieves had taken just shy of $4,000 without the victims’ knowledge.
Mrs Craig-Graham checked her own bank statements and found a similar incident had occurred, although thankfully the sums were not so large.
“And sure enough we had two transactions at two service stations and we hadn’t been there,” she said.
“Ours was $90 on two occasions.”
Fortunately for Mrs CraigGraham and her friends their respective banks have agreed to repay the sums stolen, and have cancelled the offending credit cards.
“They [the bank] had to cancel the cards and we had to lodge a dispute [with the bank] regarding the transaction,” Mrs Craig-Graham said.
The offences took place earlier this year between February 6 and 9 in Cannonvale, however despite the locations being stated on the victims bank statements this cannot be confirmed.
Mrs Craig-Graham contacted local police but no suspects have been identified.
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