Radio host Ash London is robbed of a whopping $5,000 as she becomes the latest victim of credit card fraud after a sneaky trick by criminals while she was on holiday in Japan
She’s one of commercial radio’s leading authorities on new music, with her show being broadcast nationally across the country.
And on Tuesday, 2Day FM Breakfast host Ash London used her radio platform as a vehicle to warn others about the dangers of credit card fraud while travelling.
‘Now, I’ve got a public service announcement to make because I just want to help the people of Sydney to live their best life,’ Ash told listeners on Grant, Ed & Ash.
Public service announcement! Ash spoke about being a victim on her breakfast radio show with Ed Kavalee and Grant Denyer
The 33-year-old went on to say she had just returned from what should have been a dream holiday in Japan, consisting of plenty of great food and shopping.
But instead of coming home with several pairs of the latest sneakers, which she admits are a guilty pleasure, Ash revealed she was the victim of credit card fraud.
‘Japan was a great option for me, I was gearing up for some spendin’,’ she said.
Not laughing! Ash said she was forced to financially rely on her husband Adrian Brine after she was the victim of credit card fraud in Japan
Speaking out: On Tuesday, 2Day FM Breakfast host Ash London used her radio platform as a vehicle to warn others about the dangers of credit card fraud while travelling
The radio host said on her second day abroad she received a message from her bank that stated due to ‘dodgy’ activity her credit card had been cancelled.
After logging into her internet banking, Ash made the startling discovery that $5,000 had been taken out of her account in the form of ‘cash advances’.
‘I’m very confused, it definitely wasn’t me. I’m in Japan – this has happened at ATMs in Australia,’ she said.
Ash wasted no time calling the bank to find out how it was possible someone could skim her account in Australia when she had her credit card with her the whole time.
To her surprise, the 33-year-old said the bank told her that she hadn’t been skimmed, but rather someone had created a complete duplicate of her card.
‘Someone has taken a copy of my card, made a card and then gone to an ATM and taken out $5,000,’ she said.
Ash said the woman on the phone told her the bank was aware this kind of fraudulent activity is going on in taxis.
Twice is too much! Ash said she wants to find out exactly how it happened because it’s the second time she has been a victim of credit card fraud this year
Ash said while she was ‘livid’ to learn she had been duped, the most shocking realisation was that this kind of theft has become a real thing.
‘So I’m scared to use my cards anymore,’ she said.
She concluded by jokingly saying she only bought one pair of shoes because had to keep asking her partner and was paranoid people thought he was her sugar daddy.
But she added she wants to find out exactly how it happened because it’s the second time she has been a victim of credit card fraud this year.
‘I don’t want anyone to go through the bad things that I’ve had to go through,’ she said.
Unhappy Jan! Ash said she had just returned from what should have been a dream holiday in Japan, which consisted of plenty of great food and shopping