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Someone fraudulently used my card and I know where they live

(47 Posts)
Eastie77 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:21:18

This afternoon I received a load of confirmation
e-mails from a food delivery company I use. Over £200 of wine and various food items had been ordered using my credit card and were being delivered this afternoon. Unfortunately for the fraudulent user the email confirmation to me included their address and mobile number.

Address is a 30min drive away. I've blocked the card and notified the delivery company. The wine was delivered but they stopped the food. I then decided to call the mobile number. The person answered and then hung up. I'm not sure how much the police will do/care - I'd guess this kind of crime is (rightly) quite low on their priorities. But I want to send the cheeky fecker a text with their full address suggesting 'someone' will be round to visit themgrin Good idea or no?

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:22:17

It's fraud and you should phone her police. . . They def will be interested. .

SumThucker Fri 17-Feb-17 15:22:50

I'd want to text them that too, but don't grin

LowDudgeon Fri 17-Feb-17 15:25:00

Yes, report it! £200 isn't nothing & you could do with finding out how they accessed your details.


I think I read something recently about a specialist dept for internet fraud but can't remember any details.

LowDudgeon Fri 17-Feb-17 15:26:24

MazDazzle Fri 17-Feb-17 15:27:16

You definitely need to report it.

Maybe the police know al about this dodgy activities and are waiting for an excuse/concrete evidence to charge them. Or maybe this person is not on their radar at all, but will be from now on.

I've had my card used fradualently before, but it's always been real far away, never local. Any ideas how they managed it?

Blueemeraldagain Fri 17-Feb-17 15:29:21

I would definitely report it.

Don't make threats. Pretty sure that's a crime too.

bigbluebus Fri 17-Feb-17 15:31:44

Speak to the credit card fraud department.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Fri 17-Feb-17 15:32:16

I'd send a nice card.

That'll freak them out far more.

juneau Fri 17-Feb-17 15:34:44

Notify the police. Notify your card company. Tell them all the details you have. Let the law deal with them.

Eastie77 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:37:05

I will go to the police today (stuck in the hairdresser at the mo!). I don't know how they did this. The company is Deliveroo, I've only used them a few times via an app. The guy I spoke to there was spectacularly dopey and asked if I wanted him to cancel the undelivered items or should they still go aheadconfused

Love the idea of a creepy card in the post

Eastie77 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:38:38

The card company knows. The wine payments have gone through but not the food. I have to call the bank when I get my statement to get a refund on the wine payment.

Scrumptiousbears Fri 17-Feb-17 15:40:55

Problem is proving who did it if there is more than one person living at the house l, especially multi-occupancy. Report to the police. They may look at the IP address used when placing the order (assuming over the Internet). If it communal wifi still a problem proving who it was. If it's to a persons mobile then maybe a chance. From experience they often get dropped though.

pinkblink Fri 17-Feb-17 15:43:42

I'd be so tempted to post snails or something disgusting through the letterbox.... but I'm childish

peggyundercrackers Fri 17-Feb-17 15:44:23

drive round and tell them you want your wine back?

Abstardust Fri 17-Feb-17 15:49:09

The was a segment on watchdog about this happening through deliveroo so I'm sure they must know they have an issue. Would definitely report it.

wrongnumberEE Fri 17-Feb-17 15:50:48

Go knock on the door and ask for your wine back!

Trufflethewuffle Fri 17-Feb-17 15:52:20

Why do you need to wait till you get your bank statement?

BeMorePanda Fri 17-Feb-17 15:52:35

you need to let your bank know about this immediately - they will need to cancel your card etc. Surely you have done this already?

CoraPirbright Fri 17-Feb-17 15:54:12

Ha Ha idiots!! Do let us know what the police say. If I were you, I would ask them when they are going around to arrest the fraudsters and go and watch from the car with popcorn!! Possibly wave gaily at them as they are loaded into the back of the police van. Scumbags.

000SARA000 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:54:44

The bank refunded me the same day something like this happened. It was £300.

Report to police. Inform the bank.

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:54:52

Send the bastards some glitter.

TheFirstMrsDV Fri 17-Feb-17 15:56:32

It might seem funny because you caught them at it (and it is tbf) but how long would they have carried on if you hadn't and what if it was someone to whom £200 meant the difference between paying the rent and getting evicted?

Do report it. Fuckers need taking DAHN.

DesolateWaist Fri 17-Feb-17 15:57:14

They are wonderfully dumb. Although it shows how easy it is for even stooopid people to commit credit card fraud.

Eastie77 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:57:54

I looked at the house on street view. A nice semi detached on a leafy street, could definetly be multi occupancy. Looks like a family home. A bored teenager maybe? The Deliveroo angle is a bit weird: you go to the trouble of stealing card details and then order food and drink? Maybe they had to order wine online as they could not get it in a shop. The food could be party food. Ok I've convinced myself this is a kid throwing a party while their parents are away.

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