CarHistory.us.org Initiates Program to Crack Down On Credit Card Scams

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New program will prevent scam artists from using stolen cards on the site.

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CarHistory.us.org said that they commissioned a software program that can identify the patterns that signal the likelihood that a credit card is being used as part of a scam on their site.

CarHistory.us.org has launched a program to stop credit card scam artists in their tracks, the company said yesterday.

“One of the problems of running a site online is that you can become the target of scam artists,” a CarHistory.us.org spokesman said. “Particularly if you are a smaller site that thieves test cards out on. We knew we had to do something about it.”

When a scam artist initially gets information on a stolen credit card, they tend to test it out on a site like CarHistory.us.org, where the charges are small before trying to use it to buy a big ticket item, he said.

“They figure that if it will work for a dollar on our site, they can then use it to buy more expensive things elsewhere,” he said. “That's all a part of the scam. If it won't work for a dollar, they won't waste their time using it other places.”

CarHistory.us.org said that they commissioned a software program that can identify the patterns that signal the likelihood that a credit card is being used as part of a scam on their site. The software then blocks the charge.

“This way, honest people who are just trying to get information about a used car can use our service but scam artists will get blocked,” he said. “It's a win-win situation for everyone involved - as long as you are not trying to run a scam.”

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CarHistory.us.org is an online source for public records that takes pride in providing the most comprehensive vehicle history reports in North America. With hundreds of users daily, motor vehicle report availability and customer service are top priorities for CarHistory.us.org. Visit CarHistory.us.org today to chat with a live representative, call 1-855-482-6465, or email Manager(at)CarHistory(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.

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