Friday, March 24, 2017

Public Safety Advisory, Debit-card fraud

Public Safety Advisory, Debit-card fraud

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:02 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing debit-card fraud. These occurrences are not specific to one taxi company. 

There have been multiple occurrences in which a taxi operator has switched debit cards while passing the terminal/PIN pad back and forth during payment. The operator returns a different debit card from the same financial institution. The operator is then in possession of the passenger's debit card and the corresponding PIN. 

The operator's position in a taxi, particularly at night in low light, provides ample opportunity to manipulate cards out of the passenger's sight.

Police would like to warn the public to be vigilant with their debit cards/PIN
information at all times. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Michael Rogers, 51 Division

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