have experienced any type of financial crime recently, please
contact Det. David Sanders at (386)-329-0800.
Credit Card Security
The fraudulent use of credit cards is not limited to the loss or
theft of actual credit cards. A capable criminal only needs to know
your credit card number to fraudulently make numerous charges,
including cash withdrawals, against your account. The following are
a number or crime prevention tips or recommendations to guard
against the illegal use of your credit cards.
- Photocopy both the front and back
of all your credit cards and keep the copies in a safe and
secure location. This will enable you to cancel your credit card
as soon as possible if it is lost or stolen.
- Endorse all credit cards as soon as
- It is advisable not to carry credit
cards in your wallet or purse. Carry them separately if
- Carry only the minimum number of
credit cards actually needed and never leave them unattended.
- When you write a check, never allow
the salesperson to write down your credit card number on the
check. If paying by credit card, never let the salesperson write
down your driver's license or social security number.
- Avoid signing a blank receipt,
whenever possible. Draw a line through blank spaces above the
total when you sign card receipts.