Credit-card criminals hit Colorado Springs

27 Mar

Police in Colorado Springs are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who are suspects in credit card fraud along the Front Range.

The women, both in their mid-20s and neatly dressed, enter banks and present “fraudulently obtained” credit cards to tellers and ask for a cash advance, Colorado Springs police said in a media release.

As the teller begins to process the request, one of the women uses a cell phone to supposedly call the card issuer “for an override code” to approve the advance.

The suspect instead, unknown to the teller, calls a pharmacy and gets a prescription fill number and hangs up. She then hands the phone to the teller, instructs her to hit the redial button, and the teller hears a recording that “announces a verification code.”

Some tellers fall for the scam and they hand over the cash, police said.

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