Catching credit card fraud

Tuesday, January 4th 2005, 6:23 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa chiropractor is warning business-people about a sneaky kind of credit-card fraud.

Dr Brian Roadhouse says someone swiped a pre-paid Visa card on his card-reader after-hours and knew enough about the machine to ring up thousands of dollars of charges. His wife checks the account frequently and she caught the fraud before the money transfer was complete.

Dr Brian Roadhouse: "And asked me if I had spent $3,600 on something and I said no. And as we were talking to them, she said, 'oh no, another $3,500 went through."

Dr Roadhouse says any business that has a card-reader could be a target. He says they now take their reader home at night.