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Friday, February 4, 2005


Police caution on credit card fraud

Carlisle Police are actively investigating recent cases of credit card fraud and have some words of advice for Carlisle residents. In each case the first indication of fraud was a confirmation of change of address from a credit card company when the credit card holders had neither changed their addressess nor notified the company of a change. In the first case, the confirmation was ignored so the matter rested until a statement for over $6,000 in purchases was received. Since over a month had elapsed between the initial notification and the discovery of fraud, the trail has been hard to follow, even though most purchases were made in Bedford.

Lieutenant John Sullivan of the Carlisle Police advises any resident who receives a change of address confirmation to check it out immediately with the company issuing the card, and suggests that police be informed when this kind of fraud occurs.

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