Fraud alert for businesses
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.