DO YOU HAVE A TIP FOR POLICE?
It's a hassle to deal with and, more often then not, the criminals get away Scott free. Your credit card information stolen and your money spent half a world away.
This time, Lincoln Police have their site set on the suspects.
"In two cases we have one suspect, which is a black male. In another case that was later found is a black female and a white male who went into the store together," Ofc. Erin Spilker said.
Police say the suspects used fake credit cards at area Kwik Shops. The victims don't even live here. They're from California and North Carolina.
"What's possibly happening is that the information was stolen somewhere else and then sold here to someone in the Midwest who then made fraudulent credit cards with that information on it," Spilker said.
The twist in this case is how LPD got involved. The victims didn't notify them, instead Kwik Shop noticed suspicious charges made at their stores.
"The card was used and had kind of unusual last four digits. The last four digits of the card that was used was 1000. This is a fairly generic number that's used and, not that it's no possible, it's unusual for that number to come up and then also be fraudulent," Spilker said.
Police say the suspects used the stolen accounts until they were empty or shut down. They bought gift cards worth hundreds, spending well over $10,000 of other people's money.
"As the adviser for the Lincoln area Kwik Shops did more digging into this, they found that there where 24 to 25 suspicious charges made with American Express cards throughout the Midwest area," Spilker said.
The criminals won't stop until police catch them.