Friday, 28 August 2020

CARD crooks

As I know from personal experience anyone can get their credit card skimmed and used by a criminal. It's happened to top banking executives in the UK, but the latest high-profile victim is the chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Berbanke. In his case fraudsters targeted his wife's bank account after her bag was snatched in Washington DC (Read the story here). As people get wise to skimmers at ATMs and at retail outlets, professional gangs are using traditional pick-pocketing methods to get hold of cards. In the US one gang, known as Cannon to the Wiz stole from people at big sporting events. In Ireland a Romanian 'Fagin' flew in over a hundred young pickpockets from Spain to target tourists in Dublin city centre.

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