Man arrested for credit card fraud

9th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

9 August 2004 , MADRID - Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in Guardamar (Valencia) for allegedly using credit card details of customers who used his shop to buy goods for himself on the internet.

9 August 2004

MADRID - Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in Guardamar (Valencia) for allegedly using credit card details of customers who used his shop to buy goods for himself on the internet.

Initial investigations suggested the amount of money defrauded was around EUR 17,000, although another EUR 40,000 worth of operations are still being checked out, said the paramilitary Guardia Civil.

First signs of the fraud began in February in the Gandía district where several card-holders discovered they were being charged for items they had never ordered.

Various leads took them to a shop in Guardamar and the shop-owner's home where they seized two card readers, various pieces of computer software and papers.

The shop-owner, identified only by his initials, J.C.C.G., is said to have made a note of the number and expiry date of credit cards to later use them to make e-purchases.


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Subject: Spanish news

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