Police issue reminder to be vigilant with credit card statements

Police are urging people to be extra vigilant when it comes to checking their credit card statements after a man was skimmed by a teen who tried to use his card to book a luxury Noosa resort.

The 42-year-old man from NSW noticed some discrepancies on his statement including an on-line accommodation booking.

The man notified his bank and also the Hastings Street resort.


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Around 5.00pm on May 20, the hotel notified police when four men attended the resort to check in.

Police attended the hotel and transported the four men to the Noosa Police Station.

An 18-year-old Canadian man is scheduled to appear in Noosa Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with two counts of fraud, and one count each of attempted fraud and possessing equipment for the purpose of committing an offence.

Officer in Charge of the Sunshine Coast District Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said the offence served as a timely reminder to carefully monitor credit cards statements.

“Keep a close eye on transactions and if anything appears out of the ordinary, then notify the police and your bank,” Detective Senior Sergeant Edwards said.

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