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British credit card fraudsters in Zürich

The Zürich Cantonal Police arrested a British man in the city Friday (Feb 06, 2015) who was carrying various credit cards not in his name. Further inquires suggested that the 36 year old was using skimming data to falsely purchase luxury goods. Later on, two further British men (24 years old) were apprehended in Niederdorf who were also carrying credit cards with names other than their own. Police do not yet know if there is a link between the arrests, but stated that all the men arrested were "dark skinned" British citizens.

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Re: British credit card fraudsters in Zürich

I am sure there would be less street crime in Switzerland if the good citizens allowed cameras to be positioned in areas of cash machines. They caught these 3, but how many more were not caught?

When I worked at Ascom ticket machines, (supplying most of the SBB/CFF machines) we proposed 2 or 3 built in security cameras on each machine, and a panic button for customers that felt threatened. The idea was turned down on grounds of data privacy, CCTV is not allowed to record images of innocent customers for possible criminal evidence.
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I am sure there would be less street crime in Switzerland if the good citizens allowed cameras to be positioned in areas of cash machines. They caught these 3, but how many more were not caught?
The skimmed data is most likely to have been taken in the UK - either online or copied from cards in restaurants/shops.

The suspect was trying to buy luxury goods.

Not sure how cameras on Swiss cash machines would have helped
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I am sure there would be less street crime in Switzerland if the good citizens allowed cameras to be positioned in areas of cash machines. They caught these 3, but how many more were not caught?
OP does not refer to ATMs.

I have a UK credit card, I have it blocked for use outside UK. Whenever I might think I want to use it in another country, I contact them to advise the timeframe & at the same time answer their security questions.

In many cases if a UK card is used in countries like Switzerland, Australia, the credit card companies/bank would be right to question it.

Years ago, once using a Store Card, something flashed up & the cashier passed me the phone, they wanted to check my ID, as card not used for a few months.
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