Taxi Debit Card Scam
a woman's checking account was drained after she was tricked into giving up her debit card to a cab driver. the 31-year-old upper west side woman was riding in the taxi feb. 18. when she reached the corner of west end avenue and west 66th street at 6:52 p.m., she tried to swipe her card to pay, but the card would not work. the driver asked to see the card. he handed her back a card from the same bank. she swiped and paid her fare. later, she tried to purchase something, but found that her account had been drained of $500. she realized the debit card the cabbie gave her had a different person's name on it.
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