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Dormant Credit Accounts
Jenifer McAndrews Scammers target dormant credit accounts
June 11, 2013
By: Jenifer McAndrews

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If you think those credit cards you're no longer using are off limits to con artists, you're wrong. In fact, your dormant accounts might be the most susceptible to fraud.
Postal inspectors say a bad credit card company employee who had access to dormant accounts was able to go in and manipulate the accounts.
She created new credit cards based on these dormant accounts and had accomplices use the cards.
Postal inspector Mona Hernandez says several contractors were arrested in this case who purchased equipment on these fraudulent cards.
The contractors would buy construction equipment and either sell it or use it on their projects.
In all, there were 50 victims. Postal inspectors caught the mastermind behind the scheme, who ended up confessing to accessing 30-40 dormant accounts.
Postal inspectors stress that if you have dormant or unused accounts, you should close them immediately and keep a close eye on your credit report..



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