New credit card scams cause concerns for local businesses

Police remind the public to be vigilant

New credit card scams cause concerns for local businesses

Police are reminding business owners to be vigilant when using their EFTPOS machines as a result of a recent spate of fraudulent transactions.

These have occurred in retail stores throughout the Metropolitan area and in Regional districts close to Perth. It has been reported to police that a person will purchase a number of items from the store and manually enter the credit card details without necessarily having the actual credit card with them.

Police suggest that businesses check the merchant copy of their receipt, in particular, for letter codes “M” “K” and “H” which show a manual transaction has occurred.

If you are unsure of the letter codes or have concerns about current transactions, please contact your financial institution in the first instance.

Alternatively, if you believe your business has been used for fraudulent transactions, please report to police on 131 444

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