According to the US “World Journal”, Bensonhe, Brooklyn in New York, recently reported frequent identity thefts. Many Chinese were affected. Their personal information was stolen by criminals to apply for multiple credit cards. Fortunately, the victims found out in time so they had not suffered any property losses. The 62nd Sub-bureau of the Municipal Police under its jurisdiction recently released a message calling on the people in the know to provide clues and remind the people to be vigilant.
New York City police sources pointed out that the first victim was a 33-year-old Chinese man living on Bath Avenue. He reported to the police on December 21, 2020 that someone had stolen his personal information and applied for three credit cards and an AT&T company. Fortunately, the man found out in time and immediately contacted the credit card and mobile phone company, stating that he had never applied for a new account and had not received the card sent by the credit card company.
After investigations by these companies, it was discovered that criminals used the information of the victim’s old site where the victim lived on 8th Avenue and 41st Street. The credit card and mobile phone account used for impersonation have been disabled. The victim is fortunate not to suffer any loss. Related information and evidence has been handed over to the 62nd Branch of the Municipal Police for investigation.
A 37-year-old Chinese woman living on 17th Avenue and 85th Street also reported on December 22, 2020 that she had recently received a notice from a credit reporting agency stating that the three credit cards she had applied for were rejected; but the Chinese woman did not apply for a new account, so she immediately contacted them, stating that she had never authorized anyone to open an account, and the credit card company was cooperating with the police investigation.
The police said that there have been many identity thefts in their jurisdiction recently, calling on the public to keep important letters properly and buy locked mailboxes, which can prevent thieves from stealing letters. In addition, they need to check their bank accounts regularly and report unusual transactions immediately if there’s any.
The police also urge the public to call the anti-crime hotline or log in to the anti-crime website if they have clues about the above cases. The source of the information is absolutely confidential.