Tokyo: Man steals credit card information of 1,300 people by memorising it

Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 15:27 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The 34-year-old clerk, working at a mall in Koto City, near Tokyo allegedly memorised the 16-digit credit card number, security code and expiry date of customers and used it to make purchases online

Tokyo: Man steals credit card information of 1,300 people by memorising it
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Tokyo: A clerk in Japan who worked the register part-time at a mall in Koto City in Japan allegedly stole credit card information of over 1300 customers by just looking at and memorising the details. The clerk identified Taniguchi made several purchased online.

Taniguchi's modus-operandi was whenever a customer would pay by credit card, he allegedly memorised their 16-digit-number, name, expiry date, and security code and used it to make purchases online, said a report in on Sunday.

The 34-year-old scammer led police straight to him by using stolen credit card information to buy two bags valued at 270,000 yen (approximately USD 2,500) -- which he then had mailed to his own address, according to news agency IANS.

After investigation, the police recovered a notebook containing several dozen names and numbers and are currently linking them to past incidents to determine the scope of the alleged crimes of Taniguchi.

Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from IANS

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