Under investigation for running up large online shopping bill on customer’s credit card in Spain’s Costa Almeria

NAUGHTY! The Guardia Civil believe the suspect took photos of both sides of the customer’s credit card CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

GUARDIA CIVIL are investigating an individual in Huercal-Overa suspected of nicking a customer’s credit card details and running up a large bill in online shopping.
The victim claims that charges for purchases they had not made and messages requesting authorisation for payments of up to €1,000 starting appearing after they went to a service station for petrol and momentarily forgot to pick up the card.
Investigators determined there was a limit of up to €106 for operations on the credit card not requiring authorisation, hence the victim has only received messages from their bank for purchases of above this amount.
The Guardia said the evidence gathered pointed to the suspect having taken a photo of both sides of the card to get the details and codes.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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