YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – The Chili’s restaurant located on this naval base is the apparent victim of credit card hackers, one more in the latest technologically enabled scams that put consumers at risk with every swipe of the credit card.
At last count, at least 330 patrons of this Chili’s restaurant have had their credit card numbers misused to the tune of more than $190,000. The investigation by the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) has been ongoing since October 4. The number of victims of this credit card abuse is only expected to rise as time passes due to the possible incidences that have gone as yet unreported, or only reported to their individual banks or credit unions. The time period may extend back as early as September; no one is sure yet. With each passing day, more fraudulent charges are revealed.
Chili’s will soon be installing a new security system with increasingly protective measures to try to prevent this type of fraud from happening again. This is one more situation that brings to light how important it is for consumers to constantly monitor their credit card statements for any fraudulent activity.