Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department warns of new credit card scam

(WXYZ) - The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to be aware of a new credit card scam.

Here's how the Sheriff's Office says it works:

A company called Express Couriers is calling homes to confirm a resident will be home to receive a package. A person then shows up about an hour later.

The delivery person brings a gift of flowers or wine, and may ask the recipient to use a credit or debit card to pay a delivery charge of $3.50.

The delivery person will then swipe a card on a mobile machine. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department warns that machine is stealing personal information.

Days later, credit card and ATM charges begin popping up on bank statements from locations across the country.

The Sheriff's Office says the scammers are creating fake cards with personal account information, which are leading to the unauthorized charges.

Any suspect description or suspect vehicle information should be reported to your local police agency.

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