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Detectives find $180,000 of fraudulent charges in credit card investigation

An international credit card fraud investigation thousands of miles away has ties to people in Lubbock, according to the Lubbock Police Department.

Detectives served two warrants on Thursday at a home on 301 East Rice St., near the North Loop.

That's where police said they found forged credit cards and electronics.

Investigators said suspects in Malaysia hacked into credit card systems and created fake cards linked to real accounts. They believe those cards were then sent to suspects in Lubbock.

Police said the Lubbock suspects used the fake cards to buy high-end electronics, and then shipped them to Malaysia in exchange for money.

So far, detectives have found more than $180,000 worth of fraudulent charges.

No arrests have been made, but police expect to file charges soon.

Authorities recommend that you review your credit report for signs of fraud. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, call police.

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