Gwinnett County Police advise filing police report and complaint with IC3.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
What should you do if you become a victim of credit card fraud? According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the Electronic and Financial Crimes Unit (EFCU) experiences a large increase in the number of credit card fraud cases during the holiday season. Because stolen credit card information is used across the country and even internationally, police say these cases can be difficult to investigate due to the various jurisdictions involved. To help facilitate these investigations, the ECFU recommends victims complete both a Gwinnett County incident report and a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) -- a collaboration between the FBI, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National White Collar Crime Center. As …
Over $1,400 in unauthorized charges appeared on a resident's card and a business owner's card.
After using their credit cards at the Forum shopping center on Peachtree Parkway, a Norcross resident and a Norcross business owner both began seeing fraudulent charges pop up on their bills. The unauthorized charges add up to just over $1,400 in Gwinnett County alone, with additional charges in other counties. Because of video footage captured at various locations in Gwinnett, Norcross Police believe the same individual is behind the frauds. They are now seeking the public’s help in locating him. The man, pictured, appears to be a medium-skinned male in his 30s of medium build. In some of the footage captured, he is wearing a black baseball cap and a white sports watch. There is a mobile scanning device that scammers use to read the …