My boy James from Dinks Finance emailed this over to me last night, and it serves as a GREAT reminder that we really need to be staying on top of this stuff – even if only a cple times a month (although spending 30 seconds every morning wouldn’t be bad for you either – I know I’m not the only one who checks my accounts every day to make sure all is good in the world!). Whether this IS a credit card scam or not, it’s always good to be on the lookout. Here’s the posting from Craigslist:
Credit Card Scam at Alero Restaurant on U Street (DC)
Buyer beware, there is a credit card scam ring being run out of Alero Restaurant on U street. Just this past week, a group of us dined there, all of us payed with credit cards. And days later, charges from various stores in different states started showing up on each of our credit cards, the same ones we used at the restaurant. Our waiter’s name is GERMAN O. Of course, we called the restaurant to report and they said we can’t prove that the fraud was committed out of their restaurant but I didn’t expect them to admit it anyway. What are the odds of such a thing happening though?
If you’ve had something like this happened to you from Alero or if you’ve dined there in the last few weeks, you need to be on alert. I’m reporting this to the cops and news stations. F***ERS!
I think I’d be pretty pissed too ;) People can be real a$$holes out there (like the f’er who hacked my blog the other week!) so you gotta make sure you’re always on top of your game – no matter how annoying it is sometimes. You don’t want to be finding random charges on your cards months later after the money’s gone and the scam has hit dozens of others!
Be like this dude (chick?) and catch it ASAP. And then use the web to pass the word along ;) Whether there’s scamming going on or not, it’s much better to be safe than sorry. And unfortunately it looks like this guy wasn’t the only one experiencing this…