Thinking The Plan Through!
The nice thing about credit cards
is that if someone steals your card or gets your number, you
aren't responsible for any purchases they make on it.
So one brilliant thief thought "hey! I'll just use my credit
card to buy a bunch of crap and claim it was stolen!"
Well, that would have been the plan had he thought it through
first. Instead, his plan was more like "damn, I spent too
much money. I'll just claim the credit card was stolen."
So about 5 months after the purchases were made the Gord got a
letter and phone call from Visa saying buddy was contesting the
charges and that his card was stolen. In their conversations
it comes up that buddy is contesting some $4K worth of
purchases all over the place.
When the Gord pulled up the name of the person who was
contesting the charges, he found a rather curious item.
The same day he bought his N64 and games, he also signed up an
account so he could rent games. Seems buddy had completely
forgot that he had provided the Gord with his drivers license
and SIN card as ID. Any hope that Visa was going to believe
that his card was stolen went out the window.
And the Gord notes that a plan is best planned first and not