Thursday, September 7, 2017

Toronto cabbie uses bank card bait-and-switch

A cabbie is accused of scamming passengers in the downtown core over a couple of years — using a bait-and-switch technique to snag their bank cards. Adnan Jahangir, 44, of Scarborough, faces more than 180 fraud-related charges. Taxi customers would have their debit cards switched after having paid their taxi fare. The cab driver would take a passenger’s card and replace it with a different card from the same bank. The customer’s card was then used to withdraw funds and purchase retail items.

Investigators have taken the additional step of releasing the accused cabbie’s photo in case other people believe they were victimized.