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Ottawa police are warning of a scam in which fraudsters obtain goods from unwitting merchants using stolen credit cards.
The police department’s organized fraud section has identified what it calls an ongoing fraud trend in which small businesses get phone orders for gifts or food that supposedly a gift for a family member and always includes the demand for cash.
For example, the fraudster might order a fruit basket or flowers and ask for $50 cash to be added to the card.
They then pick up the item at the business, which doesn’t learn until later that the credit card was stolen.
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