Local Businesses Protect Themselves from Credit Card Fraud

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Posted at 6:12 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 18:12:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Recent cases of credit fraud, have driven local businesses to post signs, and ask patrons for identification when they use their cards, as they work to prevent a crime that police say is all too common.

Credit card fraud is a popular crime in the Capitol City, according to police and the trouble is, it's difficult to track.

Officer David Norway with the Tallahassee Police Department said, "Credit card fraud is a high profit, low risk for most criminals. You can steal someone's credit card number or something like that and use it on very few occasions."

Local businesses are also taking specific strides to protect themselves.

"If there's any issue, the person who is to say, we check an ID, and then they pay with a different credit card. That's something that we bring up to the person and address it right there," said Gabe Grass, president and co-founder of grasslands brewing co.

Grasslands Brewing Company also has multiple cameras overlooking the registers.

They work directly with their merchant to stay diligent in preventing fraudulent charges.

Grasslands reports that their credit card fraud has been virtually nothing.