Many of us have seen this before, but it bears repeating, especially with the ChristmaBe sure to read Scene 3. Quite interesting.
This is a new one. People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don't they?
A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the locker.
After the workout and a shower, he came out, saw the locker open,
And thought to himself, 'Funny, I thought I
Locked the locker..
Hmm, 'He dressed and just flipped the
Wallet to make sure all was in order.
Everything looked okay - all cards were in Place..
A few weeks later his credit card bill came - a whooping bill of
He called the credit card company and started yelling at them, saying
that he did not make
Customer care personnel verified that
There was no Mistake in the system and asked
If his card had been stolen..
'No,' he said, but then took out his
Wallet, pulled out the credit card, and yep -
You guessed it - a switch had been made.
An expired similar credit card from
The same bank was in the wallet.
The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.
Verdict: The credit card issuer said since he
Did not report the card missing earlier, he would have to pay the amount
owed to them.
How much did he have to pay for items he did not buy?
$9,000! Why were there no calls made to
Verify the amount swiped?
Small amounts rarely trigger a 'warning bell'
with some credit card companies.
It just so happens that all the small amounts added up to big one!
A man at a local restaurant paid
For his meal with his credit card.
The bill for the meal came, he signed it and the waitress folded the
receipt and passed the credit card along.
Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket.
Funny enough, though, he actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold,
it was the expired card of another person.
He called the waitress and she looked perplexed.
She took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under the
watchful eye of the man.
All the waitress did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong
expired card to the counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately
looked down and took out the real card.
No exchange of words --- nothing! She took
It and came back to the man with an apology..
Make sure the credit cards in your wallet are yours.
Check the name on the card every time you
Sign for something and/or the card is taken
away for even a short period of time.
Many people just take back the credit card wit hout even looking at it,
That it has to be theirs.
FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, DEVELOP
THE HABIT OF CHECKING YOUR CREDIT CARD EACH TIME IT IS RETURNED TO
YOU AFTER A TRANSACTION!
Yesterday I went into a pizza restaurant to
Pick up an order that I had called in.
I paid by using my Visa Check Card which, of course, is linked directly
to my checking
The young man behind the counter took my
Card, swiped it, then laid it on the counter as
He waited for the approval, which is pretty standard procedure.
While he waited, he picked up his cell phone
and started dialing.
I noticed the phone because it is the same
Model I have, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. ? Then I heard a
click that sounded
like my phone sounds when I take a picture.
He then gave me back my card but kept the phone in his hand as if he was
Meanwhile, I'm thinking: I wonder what he is taking a picture of,
oblivious to what was
really going on.
It then dawned on me: the only thing there
was my credit card, so now I'm paying close attention to what he is
He set his phone on the counter, leaving it open.
About five seconds later, I heard the chime
that tells you that the picture has been saved.
Now I'm standing there struggling with the
fact that this boy just took a picture of my credit card.
Yes, he played it off well, because had we not
had the same kind of phone, I probably would never have known what
Needless to say, I immediately cancelled
that card as I was walking out of the pizza parlor.
All I am saying is, be aware of your
surroundings at all times.
Whenever you are using your credit card take caution and don't be
Notice who is standing near you and what
they are doing when you use your card.
Be aware of phones, because many have a
camera phone these days.
FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE
AS YOU CAN THINK OF. LET'S GET THE WORD OUT! JUST BE AWARE
Never let your card out of your
sight.....check and check again!
Scary isn't it……