Globe and Mail: How thieves took $2,000 from my bank account

Jane Armstrong writes about a skimming attack on her bank account.

Two weeks ago, I was robbed. Twice. The bandits struck while I was out of the country, visiting the Oregon Coast during American Thanksgiving.

The first theft happened on a Friday afternoon, when I would have been climbing around a rock jetty at Rockaway Beach. The thieves got $1,000 in cash. The next day, while I lolled on a deck chair overlooking the Pacific Ocean, they stole another $1,000.

They didn’t break into my house or steal my purse. They ransacked a savings account using a counterfeit debit card. My own card was safely tucked in my wallet.

Here’s another article from Canada on a credit card skimming ring that was recently broken up.

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