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Credit card fraud alert issued in Spalding County

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Shoppers are urged to be more vigilant with their credit and debit card purchase.

This warning comes from the Spalding County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Wendell Beam says his office has received a number of complaints about credit card fraud from United Bank customers.

It is not clear how the card numbers and PINs were obtained.

Beam says most of the cards are being used illegally at local Kroger stores where the suspects use them to buy Visa gift cards.

The Sheriff's Office's investigation also uncovered that most businesses do not ask for identification when people are using credit and debit cards. Beam says most cases of fraud can be stopped simply by asking for identification, like a driver's license.

Customers are also asked to check their bank statements regularly. If you see an unknown charge to your card, you should call your bank and notify local law enforcement.

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