Saturday, June 07, 2003

US Fraud attempt with Dutch credit-cards

Het Financieele Dagblad reports that at least ten thousand Dutch credit cards were blocked this week by Interpay, following a fraud-attack from the US. Crooks have stolen or bought these numbers and attempted to buy all kinds of stuff. Yet, the detection system of Interpay recognized the unusual transactions.

Following the detection of curious payments of some hundred card holders, Interpay blocked a group of 10.000 cards on Wednesday and immediately informed the Dutch card holders. Card holders are asked to verify the payments and will be provided a new card within 10 days. Those card holders that just left or were leaving for their holidays may use the regular emergency-cash procedures for cash on holidays.