Police caution public on credit card fraud

The police have cautioned the public to be aware of credit card fraud after an Indian national was arrested at the Katunayake airport with blank cards and equipment to forge credit cards.

Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the public should always remain vigilant when handing over their credit cards to merchants.

He also said that receipts provided by the merchants should have an authorized signature and the card should be swiped in front of the customer,

The police also urged the public to be mindful when making online transactions using credit cards as the information can be duplicated.

According to the police, the Indian national arrested at the airport yesterday had arrived from Chennai and had in his possession 110 blank magnet cards.

The suspect also had in his possession a decoder which can be used to copy data from a credit card. (Colombo Gazette)