2010-12-08 / Features

Queens D.A. Warns: Beware New ID Theft

Officials at the Queens District Attorney’s office are warning cyber shoppers to beware of a new form of ID theft that can cost unwary buyers.

Spoof Cards, sold legally online and in local convenience stores, are used by thieves to identify themselves as bank officers, Queens District Attorney Bureau Chief for Economic Crimes Gregory Pavilides, said.

The thieves then try to trick customers to disclose personal data which is used to drain bank accounts and destroy victims financially.—Liz Goff

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