Popular Riga restaurant suspected of credit card fraud

  • 2003-01-16
  • Steven C. Johnson
RIGA Police said this week they were looking into reports of illegal debit card transactions at the Riga branch of T.G.I. Friday's - a popular international restaurant chain - after an Estonian bank said it suspected the restaurant of fraud.T.G.I. Friday's first came under scrutiny last week when the Tallinn-based Hansapank reported that 12 clients who had dined there now suspected their bank-issued debit cards had been copied, forcing the bank to cancel the cards and issue new ones.Its Latvian branch, Hansabanka, followed suit, canceling scores of cards over the weekend as a "safety precau...
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