"Lost your 20" parking lot scam back in Kingston

Back in July Global News Kingston reported on scammers approaching people in parking lots around the city.

According to police they start by watching you make a withdrawal from a bank machine, and snoop on your PIN.  Once you’re outside they’ll walk up to you with a $20 bill in their hands and ask if it belongs to you.  If you take out your wallet to check they’ll either try to slip the bank card out of it without you noticing, or they’ll just grab the wallet out of your hands.  The scammers run off and start taking money out of your account immediately.

Kingston police have released this photo, taken from a bank's security footage, of a man they say used a stolen debit card. According to police, it is unknown at this time if he was involved in the actual theft of the card. Courtesy of Kingston Police

Kingston police have released this photo, taken from a bank's security footage, of a man they say used a stolen debit card. According to police, it is unknown at this time if he was involved in the actual theft of the card. Courtesy of Kingston Police

Now Kingston Police are warning that the thieves are back at it.  In a September 11th release they say 60-80 year old women are the primary targets and the scammers seem to be the same individuals, “a man and a woman, who work in tandem at local stores.”

Protect your PIN and be careful about pulling out your wallet in any old parking lot!

 

 

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