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Credit Card Crimes

Someone pulls identity theft sorcery on 'Harry Potter' star

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: August 1, 2014

It's time, once again, for a look at the most unusual credit card crimes being reported by the media. So here we go… Ron Weasley and the credit card thief Various media outlets have reported that someone stole the credit card of actor Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies. The thief apparently [...]

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California crooks pay for high-end fun with stolen credit card

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: July 4, 2014

It's time for another look at unusual credit card crimes making the news, and there are a few strange ones that stand out. Expensive taste Two teens are in hot water for credit card fraud. They rented a car with a stolen credit card -- a sports car, a McLaren 12C, valued at $240,000. And they also rented [...]

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Beauty salon brings out ugly credit card behavior

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: June 6, 2014

Every month, we take a look at the latest unusual credit card crimes and capers to hit the news. So without any further ado… Well-manicured sleight of hand In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Diane Barnes got a manicure at AQ Spa & Nails, and then when she went to pay for it, she realized her wallet was missing, according [...]

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Credit card thief messes with the wrong group

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: May 2, 2014

If you study unusual credit card crimes long enough, it doesn't take long before you notice certain patterns. Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy, in that order, seem to be the favorite places for criminals to shop with stolen cards, according to my unscientific observations. Surveillance video is a law enforcement's best friend when it comes [...]

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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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