Anyone Can Be a Victim

(Editor’s note: As content for this issue of Bloomsburg: The University Magazine was being finalized, Mike Shapeero, professor of accounting, was a victim. He shared his story.)

Monday morning, March 10, I checked my bank accounts online and found two fraudulent charges at the Foot Locker store in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., in amount of $321.15 and $268.44. Charges were incurred Saturday morning, one right after the other. Thieves like Saturdays since the charges will not be posted to the account until Monday morning. I immediately called my credit union in California, had the card canceled, and filed a dispute form. By the end of Monday, the charges were reversed out of my account. And a week later, I had a new credit card.

I had my Visa credit card for more than 30 years without issue. According to my credit union, a copy of my credit card was physically presented at the Foot Locker.

Be careful and make yourself a small target, but always monitor your accounts. •

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