Fraud alert for busi­nesses

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

Re­cent­lythere has been an in­crease in the cases of fraud re­lated to stolen or cloned credit cards. Busi­ness own­ers should pay par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to or­ders placed on the phone or by in­ter­net. In the case of or­ders by tele­phone, to make sure the trans­ac­tion is not fraud­u­lent, busi­nesses should: record the full name, birth­date and com­plete ad­dress of the buyer; ask for a tele­phone num­ber and ver­ify it on Canada411; write down the card num­ber, the name on the card and the name of the bank; and be sus­pi­cious of large or­ders and or­ders that need to be de­liv­ered quickly.

For or­ders over the in­ter­net, busi­nesses should: pay close at­ten­tion to or­ders com­ing from out of the coun­try or from un­usual clients; be sus­pi­cious of pur­chases made with mul­ti­ple credit cards for the same ad­dress or of many small pur­chases made with the same card; con­sult a ser­vice spe­cial­iz­ing in the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of pay­ments by in­ter­net who will help you to find the right pay­ment sys­tem for your needs.

The Sureté du Quebec urges busi­nesses to val­i­date the credit and the credit cards be­fore ship­ping any mer­chan­dise.

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