PCSO warns against credit and debit card fraud in Pinal County

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On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office began receiving numerous reports of fraudulent credit and debit card use/transactions. As of yesterday evening, our office has received 154 fraudulent credit/debit card reports.

It has been determined during the investigation that the victims had used their credit or debit cards at locations in Pinal County to make purchases, and then within a few days, the fraudulent transactions began to occur. The fraudulent charges are occurring outside of the State of Arizona to include but not limited to, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, North Carolina, Italy, France, Canada and Mexico. The greatest concentrations of the fraudulent transactions have occurred between January 18th and January 22nd 2013.

To report fraudulent activity on your credit and debit accounts, please call the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency phone number at 1-800-420-8689.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public to identify the individuals in the photo to the right. Detectives are seeking help to identify them for questioning.

If you have any information related to their identities, please contact the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111.

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