Foreigner suspected in $4,700 credit card fraud

By Dam Huy, Thanh Nien News

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Foreigner suspected in $4,700 credit card fraud
Ho Chi Minh City police are tracking down a foreigner who allegedly used a fake credit card to buy two laptops and a tablet worth more than VND100 million (US$4,712) at a local shop.
On the afternoon of October 13, the man, allegedly a Russian national, came to F.Studio, a shop owned by FPT Company, in Vincom B shopping mall in District 1.

A copy of the passport named Ahtohob Antonov and the receipts of items he bought at a FPT shop, allegedly by using a fake credit card.
He bought two MacBooks and an iPad worth a total VND108.6 million and paid by a LienViet PostBank credit card, which was accepted by the store's terminal, according to sale clerk Thai Tran Phuc Lam.
Lam, however, somehow felt suspicious and asked the customer to show his passport.
The customer said he left all his papers at a hotel on Pham Ngu Lao Street in District 1.
Lam followed the man to his hotel, where he was shown a copy of a Russian passport, named Antonov, the same as that printed on the credit card.
Lam was convinced, so he handed the bought items to the man and left.
Several hours later, however, he received a phone call from BIDV, the bank that operates the credit card terminal, saying that the credit card used by the foreign customer was fake.
Lam immediately returned to the hotel but was told the man had already checked out.

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