To combat credit card fraud, police and bank investigators increasingly team up with merchants to enhance internal security systems. For instance, many gas stations and retail stores now use technology that can quickly connect digital surveillance to a recorded credit card transaction.
When a card number is reported lost or stolen, or is declined by a bank's fraud department, retailers can provide authorities with video or still images of the individuals attempting to use the card. Even without upgraded camera technology, investigators can often trace multiple identity theft cases to a single, common source.
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