Identity Theft Scam Targets Retail Shoppers

KOMO4 News – Seattle – March 7, 2002

New Identity Scam Preys On Shoppers And Unwitting Sales Clerks

Here’s a completely new scam that happens while you’re shopping. The con artist calls the clerk from a cell phone while you’re checking out, claiming to be store security. He gives the clerk a physical description and asks them to read off the information from the transaction (credit card number, bank number, etc.).

Don’t believe it? It happened to Penelope Chanel in Seattle…

Author: Richard Patterson

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