Friday, September 19, 2014

Bank Teller ID Theft Ring Broken

Three NY bank tellers have been arrested for allegedly accessed and stealing account numbers and Social Security numbers of hundreds of unsuspecting customers, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The identity thefts resulted in $850,000 in fraud over a four year period.

The stolen information was allegedly given to two co-conspirators who created fake documents so that money could be withdraw from victims' accounts.

"Bank tellers have access to our most sensitive financial information and we must be able to trust that our data will remain safe and secure."
- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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Sources:
(a) ID Theft Ring Targeted Bank Customers - www.BankInfoSecurity.com, 09/17/2014

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