Credit card scams are on the rise - Tucson News Now

Credit card scams are on the rise

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Police are seeing a trend in credit card fraud coming from across the border. 

Tucson News Now spoke with the Tucson Police Department and they are seeing this kind of trend in 75 percent of credit card fraud cases.

Detectives with TPD are seeing what they call special ‘crews' from Mexico who come to Tucson with cloned credit cards and then go on shopping sprees.  They buy thousands in gift cards and electronics then mail the items back to Mexico or take them back over the border to sell on the street.

Detectives say it's frustrating to track these criminals because they don't have to show any ID in the stores. 

Police are urging businesses to keep an eye out for unusual purchasesand banks are doing what they can. 

Recently a local credit union had customers hit.  Arizona Central Credit Union sent an alert out to customers notifying them to only use debit for the time being.

Police say a consumer's best bet to protect their credit is to watch their bank statements closely.

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