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New York waiters busted for stealing credit card numbers
« on: November 18, 2011, 09:15:13 PM »
I guess a 15% to 20% tip is not enough. 
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven waiters at New York's top steakhouses were busted for stealing the American Express card numbers of rich customers and using them to buy luxury goods, authorities said on Friday.
              High-tech "skimmers" -- hard to detect because they fit into the palm of a hand -- captured customers' credit card numbers at high-end restaurants in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including Smith & Wollensky's and the Capital Grille, according to indictments unveiled by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
              The two indictments, with a total of 172 criminal counts, detailed the scheme run by the 28-member ring, which included seven waiters, 10 shoppers, several organizers and a handful of customers who bought the luxury goods knowing they were stolen.
              The cards targeted were those with a high-limit or unlimited American Express credit cards. These included the famed "black card," which ensured that the ring could make purchases without fear of automatic red flags with American Express, said New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly
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Re: New York waiters busted for stealing credit card numbers
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 10:28:38 AM »
I never give my card to anyone that will take it from my sight. And if I can, I pay at the cash register.


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