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Crime rings are stealing your ID inside banks: Find out how they're doing it

Crime rings are stealing your ID inside banks: Find out how they're doing it
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You should feel safe when you go inside your bank. If you make deposits and withdraw cash inside, that's smart. You're surrounded by security guards, cameras and a trained team of banking professionals.

Which makes this new crime trend so frustrating. Now, when you go inside your bank, you could be the victim of a serious crime and not even know it, a New York City district attorney warns.

Crime rings are stealing your identity while you're inside the bank. They'll use it later to steal your money.

As it turns out, a lot of bank tellers are members of crime rings. They use your personal information to steal your money.

It's happening a lot. In Manhattan alone, this district attorney said he's prosecuting at least one case involving a bank teller each month.

"Bank tellers have access to very confidential data," he told ABC News. "They're selling that to individuals on the outside, who will then take that information and turn it into credit cards or checks."

Note: Watch the ABC News report on ID theft here.

For instance, a young woman about to get married had her ID stolen inside a Chase bank and then had thousands of dollars stolen. She was one of 28 victims in that case. Chase bank reimbursed her, but not all banks will do that. Note: We recently told you about a bank teller who stole $850,000 from customers. Read about it here.

There's something banks can do to protect you, the American Bankers Association says. They can use "sophisticated software to monitor employee access of customer accounts."

 

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