Is "PURCHASE AUTHORIZED ON 01/16 RAINBOW MINI MART 123" fraud?

Written by Remi Russell

June 18th, 2024

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What is "PURCHASE AUTHORIZED ON 01/16 RAINBOW MINI MART 123"?

Rainbow Mini Mart has been in business for several years, operating as a convenience store. The store offers a wide range of retail products, including snacks, beverages, household essentials, and over-the-counter medications. It also provides essential services like lottery ticket sales, bill payment options, and mobile phone top-ups. The store caters to everyday consumer needs with a focus on quick, convenient shopping.

  • PURCHASE AUTHORIZED: Indicates a transaction has been approved
  • ON 01/16: Date of the transaction, January 16th
  • RAINBOW MINI MART: Name of the merchant or store
  • 123 MAIN St: Address of the merchant
  • PXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: Typically a placeholder for a masked card number or additional transaction details
  • CARD 1788: Last four digits of the card used for the transaction
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