Better Call Jackson shows how technology can help keep us safer

FILE -This June 10, 2015 photo shows a chip credit card in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — It doesn’t take long for a thief to run up charges on a stolen credit card, impacting the credit score of the victim.

But technology than can improve our lives can also keep us safer.

Jenette Hale decided she wasn’t going to be a victim after she lost her credit card. Less than two weeks ago, Jenette received a fraud alert. It showed where her lost card was used.

She was not far from that location and just missed the people who illegally used her card. The operator of the business was able to provide Jenette with security footage of the suspects.

After filing a police report, Jenette posted the footage on social media. She was going a step further than most crime victims, but it’s that proactive approach that all of us should follow.

“If those tools are available to the consumer, they should use them. It also helps police in the investigation,” said Central Ohio Crime Stopper Coordinator Detective Regina Dudley. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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