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Credit Card Fraud Alert: Restaurant Workers

by Peter Andrew
Credit Card Fraud Alert: Restaurant Workers

You may think you’re very careful with your credit card, but if you use it to pay for meals out, you could still be the victim of credit card fraud. Within the last week, at least two people have been indicted or convicted of credit card fraud stemming from using credit card numbers obtained via restaurant use.

In Reno, Nevada, Michelle Lynn Watson faces up to 45 years in prison and fines of $250,000 or more if convicted of using restaurant patrons’ credit cards to rack up $10,000 of goods for her own use. In New Orleans, Ali Hasan got 10 months in prison and was ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution after bribing a restaurant waiter to steal the credit card numbers of his customers.

While credit card companies will generally not charge consumers more than $50 for fraudulent charges to a credit card, the hassle involved in dealing with the situation and the potential for theft of personal information continue to create problems for both credit card companies and consumers.

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