Taxi Debit Card Scam

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A woman’s checking account was drained after she was tricked into giving up her debit card to a cab driver. The 31-year-old Upper West Side woman was riding in the taxi Feb. 18. When she reached the corner of West End Avenue and West 66th Street at 6:52 p.m., she tried to swipe her card to pay, but the card would not work. The driver asked to see the card. He handed her back a card from the same bank. She swiped and paid her fare. Later, she tried to purchase something, but found that her account had been drained of $500. She realized the debit card the cabbie gave her had a different person’s name on it.

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