Credit card fraud

Amex alert as gang targets London fine art trade

22 November 2010

DEALERS are being warned that they could be targeted by credit card fraud after a noticeable increase in cloned American Express cards.

Salerooms across UK hit by major credit card fraud

08 November 2010

POLICE are appealing for help after a swathe of established regional salerooms were hit by a major credit card fraud last month. Victims are now recommending the adoption of a new protocol for regional auctioneers when conducting ‘cardholder not present’ credit card transactions.


Dealer jailed for ten years over £1.9m fraud

14 April 2009

A BANKRUPT Suffolk antiques dealer who went on the run to Bulgaria after swindling creditors in a £1.9m fraud has been jailed for ten years.

Credit card clone scam targets West End dealers

21 July 2008

ANTIQUES shops in the West End of London are being warned to watch out for a man who has been stealing valuable works of art using cloned credit cards.

eBay tighten feedback system as fraud spreads

29 January 2007

Ebay are to pilot a new feedback system in the UK in late February as part of what they say is a more proactive approach to issues of fraud and safety on the site.

£12,000 – the cost of failing in due diligence

27 April 2004

THE importance of exercising due diligence has been driven home in the most painful way for a dealer, whose oversight has cost them £12,000.

Indonesia credit card con persists

29 April 2003

PHONE calls to the Antiques Trade Gazette over the past two weeks make it clear that the trade is still being targeted by credit card fraudsters from Indonesia.

LAPADA act to protect dealers from credit card scam

24 February 2003

IN the wake of recent reports on credit card fraud emanating from Indonesia, dealer association LAPADA are advising members on how best to protect themselves.

Beware spate of credit card fraud from Indonesia

10 February 2003

A West Country ceramics dealer has asked us to warn the trade to beware of Internet orders from Indonesia. He recently received two such orders which made him very suspicious.

Credit cards pose an increasing risk to trade

27 August 2002

CREDIT card fraud is steeply on the increase, but dealers are finding that it is them and not the banks who are taking all the risk.

Credit card fraud spree targets book dealers

20 August 2002

The Antiquarian Book Dealers Association have sent out a warning to dealers to be alert to a credit card scam that has already claimed more than $100,000 worth of items from the trade.

Trade warned to beware of cloned credit cards

12 April 2002

LONDON: THE trade are being warned about credit card cloning after several incidents in London in the past few months. In mid-January, a King’s Road gallery sold a French 19th Century bronze figure to a customer, and was paid with a credit card which, though authorised at the time, now appears to have been fraudulent.

US look at tightening rules to beat Net fraud

11 July 2001

USA: THE United States government is taking serious steps to beat Internet fraud and is consulting leading e-commerce figures on how to go about it.

New credit card con sparks alert

10 April 2000

UK: ANOTHER dealer has fallen foul of a credit card con only a month after the Antiques Trade Gazette warned the Trade about following correct security procedures during transactions.