Thirteen California residents face federal charges for a Las Vegas identity theft scheme involving stealing debit and credit card information from ATMs. According to a report by The Las Vegas Sun, the suspects installed “skimmers” into the exterior door readers of JP Morgan Chase bank branches and pinhole cameras on the ATMs to capture card numbers and customer PINs (personal identification numbers).
The thieves used the stolen information to create counterfeit credit cards. The scheme ran from November 2009 through November 4, 2011. As of now, total losses for identity theft victims have not been revealed.
Being victimized by identity theft can result in serious financial losses and damage to one’s credit rating that can be difficult to restore. Southern California I.D. theft attorney Howard D. Silver has the skills needed to help. For more information, call the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver at (855) 341-2611.