Sunday, 9 August 2009

Credit Card Fraud

This was part of an email I received today regarding Credit Card Fraud,.... Do you check your cards?

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.
Verdict: 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 without even looking at it, 'assuming' 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!

1 comment:

waferino said...

A restaurant should NEVER EVER take your card away when you're paying the bill. Always make sure they bring the card machine over to you and if they don't then go with them to the check out.