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1.29.04

Credit card scam

There's a warning tonight from law enforcement officials - criminals have found a new way to steal your credit card information and you won't believe what they are using. The picture cell phone is a whole new way for criminals to snag credit card numbers. It's as easy as taking the phone and snapping a picture of someone's credit card as they're getting ready to check out of a store. The criminal then has your name, credit card number, and the expiration date - all the things needed to shop on most Internet sites and place catalog orders. The Wilmington Police department is warning businesses to check picture id's and for consumers to be aware of their surroundings.

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