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The Make Your Own Credit Card Scam

Online Exclusives ​Art Stewart Aug 27, 2019

Although some retailers can be easily duped by fake credit cards, cards with smart chips are dramatically reducing card fraud.

​Five individuals allegedly used fake credit cards to steal more than $500,000 in merchandise from HomeGoods, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx stores, WABC reports. Police in Westchester County, N.Y. say the group created fake credit cards for the three stores and purchased items with those cards until the stores discovered they were fraudulent. Police charged the individuals with multiple counts of grand larceny and are investigating whether the group's alleged activities extended beyond Westchester County.

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​Art Stewart

Art Stewart is an independent management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in internal audit, financial management, performance measurement, governance, and strategic policy planning.​​​