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Dear PoPville – Is Columbia Heights a Credit Card Fraud Hotspot?

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2012 at 10:30 am 46 Comments


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Dear PoPville,

On two separate occasions recently, I’ve been the victim of credit card fraud. My bank informed me that both incidents were the result of someone copying the magnetic strip on my credit card to manufacture a fake card. Both instances were caught when the thief charged a couple hundred dollars worth of electronics in another state. I am not sure of the culprit in this situation, but have narrowed my focus to businesses in Columbia Heights because I live in the area and my neighbors have experienced similar difficulties. So, I thought I’d turn to PoPville to see if anyone has experienced such issues.

Help,
CH gal seeking the peace of mind to charge a beer

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