Secret Service investigating series of credit card fraud reports in Bristol

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The U.S. Secret Service is currently investigating credit card fraud in Bristol after police received several complaints that residents’ cards were used without their knowledge or permission.

Between Monday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 24, police received approximately 20 reports of fraudulent credit card use. After an initial investigation, police linked the incidents to an unidentified business. Due to the nature of the alleged crime, the case was handed over to the U.S. Secret Service.

Police declined to comment further on the ongoing investigation.

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eastbaypatriots

Desperate times bring desperate actions. Everyone must be vigilant in protecting both their identity and their belongings. No person or place is immune. This is a wake-up call to guard your information carefully.

I had a horrifying experience four years ago when my credit card was duplicated by a local restaurant when I submitted my card for payment. Over $5000 in charges was racked up before I noticed it. Luckily it was protected by the credit card company! We always think it won't happen to us!

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