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Retailers warned after spate of credit card fraud in north Dublin in recent days

Gardaí are urging retailers to raise staff awareness around any suspicious behaviour.

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GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED a warning to retailers this evening after a number of cases of credit card fraud in north Dublin in recent days.

In the Balbriggan area alone, there have been five incidents reported to gardaí of credit card-related fraud in the past number of days.

These incidents involve customers using cards with either just card details and no card present, or a card has been present but past its expiry date.

In some cases, the individuals have used these cards for cashback.

With the busy Christmas shopping period ahead, gardaí are urging retailers to be extra vigilant when it comes to suspicious credit card use. 

They are especially advised to make staff aware of cases where an individual may attempt to use a number of failing cards or card details one after another for cashback. 

CCTV is currently being examined by officers in relation to the recent cases.

Investigations remain ongoing. 

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