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Credit Card Crimes

Credit-card thief dresses up as victim to steal even more

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: April 4, 2014

Once again, it's time to take a look at the latest in unusual credit card crimes. New level of identity theft Usually when a crook steals your identity, they're taking your credit card or maybe your Social Security number. They usually don't try and look like you, too. A credit card crook in Weldon Spring, Mo., recently stole [...]

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Wookiee wanted in connection with credit card crimes

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: March 7, 2014

There are some amazingly mean and surreal crimes in our latest look at unusual credit card crimes, so we'll get right to it. In a galaxy far, far away… You're probably familiar with malware by now: you click on a link that some evil hacker sent you, and suddenly your computer is infected -- although often, you [...]

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Man gets life sentence for stealing credit cards

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: February 7, 2014

If someone is caught stealing a credit card, how long should they go to prison? Ponder that, knowing that at least one judge thinks this crime is worth 189 years behind bars. That was the sentence given to Recep Çetinkaya, a Turkish man who stole quite a few credit cards from business people and then used the [...]

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Woman buys a round using bartender's stolen credit card

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: February 7, 2014

I'm betting I speak for most readers when I say that I'd never be able to steal a credit card -- let alone pull something off like the hackers who stole the credit card data from 110 million Target shoppers in late 2013. Even if I could ethically talk myself into it, I'd be too [...]

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Fast food, social media and stolen credit cards don't mix

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: January 3, 2014

Time for another look at unusual credit card crimes in the news, and I'd like to give a special shoutout to four Northern California crooks. Doing something as spectacularly foolish as what you guys did makes these columns so much easier for me to write… Dumb Crook of the Month award goes to these guys The Associated [...]

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Buying Botox with stolen credit card won't reduce wrinkles

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: December 6, 2013

It's time for another look at the latest and not-so-greatest in unusual credit card crimes, and while we generally have a good mix of genders in our monthly round-up, or a slew of stories about knuckled-headed male criminals, this month… it's a ladies' night out. A new wrinkle in this woman's life In North Naples, Florida, one [...]

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Credit card crooks steal $31,000 in gas

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: November 1, 2013

It's time for our monthly look at the latest in unusual credit card crimes. And I've always wanted to be an advice columnist. What do the two have to do with the other? Usually nothing, but I thought of as a change of pace … well, you'll see what I mean in a moment. Dear Credit [...]

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Optometrist eyes her patients' credit cards, and other unusual crimes

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: October 4, 2013

If you have trust issues, you probably shouldn't read our latest look at unusual credit card crimes. Honestly, in this month's column, nobody is safe. Everybody is out to get everybody. Your eye doctor is out to get you Most optometrists are probably as honest as the day is long. But Kristie Katkavich is not among them, [...]

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