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London restaurants hit by conmen using fake credit cards

18 May 2007 by
London restaurants hit by conmen using fake credit cards

A number of London restaurants have been targeted by conmen using bogus credit card details, internet fraud experts have revealed.

The fraudsters are using credit card details harvested from a fake and now defunct gadget website called www.instant-av.co.uk to fund huge restaurant orders.

One London restaurant alone lost £10,000 supplying food and drink against stolen card details traceable to the website, according to anti-fraud alert site Early Warning.

Other takeaways and restaurants in the London area have also been hit by the scam, it said.

London restaurants should be wary of any orders they may receive over the telephone where the customer wants to pay with more than one credit card, especially when punters say the order will be collected by taxi, experts at Early Warning said.

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By Daniel Thomas

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