COVID-19 FRAUD ALERT
November 23, 2020
Langley RCMP are notifying the public of stolen credit card numbers being used to place online orders and obtain product from store fraudulently, often times days before the credit card holder even realizes they have been victimized. The store is subsequently on the hook for the amount. Suspects have been known to do one of two things:
1. Use curbside pickup (where available) and call the store to have staff load pre-paid merchandise into their vehicles. This is often done without the suspect entering the store, or the vehicle coming close enough to obtain a license plate.
2. Enter into store (often with COVID mask), attend customer service and give their order number/pickup id in exchange for product. Staff don’t always ask for ID, and if they do, a fraudulent one/cell phone photo is shown. 9 times out of 10 the cardholder name is different from the name of the person picking up.
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