Regina police warning about debit, credit cards with tap function being stolen

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Regina police are warning residents to remain alert to a new vehicle theft crime trend that’s hitting the city: thieves are now using the “tap” function on stolen credit and debit cards.

Police are reminding people not to leave valuable items in their vehicles as thieves are able to make a payment on a stolen card simply by tapping the card at the point of sales terminal.

If a car thief gets their hands on a debit or credit card, a car theft then turns into a fraud or multiple counts of fraud, police said in a press release.

“The blame for crime doesn’t belong with the victims; it belongs with the perpetrators, but they’re not about to change the status quo,” the release said.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.