Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Bank card skimming arrest in Nova Scotia

A special Halifax Police/RCMP task force has recently made an arrest in Halifax in connection with a suspected card skimming operation. It is alleged that an employee at a gas station double-swiped customers' bank cards, first in the normal card terminal and then in a card reader, to capture card data. Then, the PIN entry was observed. This information was used to create new cards, which were then used by the fraudsters. Police say the scam may have had up to 400 victims: Latest charges bring total to 85 in bank card scam.

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