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Credit Card Thieves Wanted By Deputies For High Dollar Shopping Spree

Deputies ask for your help to identify the three suspects in the surveillance photos.

Investigators say on June 8, a man went to the Palm Desert Target and went on a $3,000 shopping spree with a stolen credit card.

Just weeks later on June 18, a man and women one spent over $4,000 dollars at the Best Buy in Palm Desert. They do not believe the two crimes are connected.

Credit card owners like Ryan Raasveld know the security threat comes with owning credit cards.

“It’s still a gamble,” he said. “I check my balance and statement every month. When I get it I look over it and say yea, I went here, I got gas there.”

Experts say there are several things you can do to keep your credit card information secure:

1. Think twice before you hand over your credit card information to retailers and online.

2. Don’t carry all your credit cards. Keep some of them locked up at home.

3. Pay close attention to your credit card monthly statements. Don’t give thieves a chance to steal your information, shred your documents.

4. Check your balance and credit card activity online throughout the month.

5. Use a monitoring service. It will cost you but may just give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.

KESQ News Team


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