Police urge businesses in Mid-Ulster to be vigilant following credit card fraud


Police in Mid-Ulster are asking building suppliers to be wary of credit card fraud which is being committed throughout Northern Ireland.

It follows an incident in the area in May when a Ballyronan company was scammed out of £5,500 after a conman used a stolen credit card to obtain goods.

Sean Cassidy, Managing Director of Moss Tile and Bathroom Centre, urged other businesses to be vigilant.

“I want to warn people in the area so they don’t become victims like I did. I lost over £5,000 and I think it’s important that business owners are vigilant,” said Mr Cassidy.

And this week the PSNI is reminding business owners to be aware at all times.

Police say that information suggests that people are ordering building goods which are collected and delivered by couriers, mainly to the Manchester area.

Multiple credit cards are used, according to the PSNI, and the transactions are later found to be fraudulent.

The supplier is then forced to repay the money by the card provider.

Police are asking anyone who believes they have been a victim of this fraud to report the matter to them.