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Sunday, September 18, 2022

A serial thief is targeting London gym-goers and emptying their bank accounts, a BBC Radio 4 investigation has found.



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...What happens?

The similarities in each of the cases appear striking - female victims who have put their belongings in a locker in a popular chain of gyms, only to return and discover their phones and cards have been taken. A number of high-value purchases have been made, at the same shops. The thief also treats themselves to a fast-food meal....

How is it done and who is doing it?

Phones, of course, can be made inaccessible with the use of passwords and face or fingerprint unlocking. And bank cards can be stopped.

But the thief has a method which circumnavigates those basic safety protocols....

It appears the thief has a system and is adept at using it.

Protect yourself...

If you use your smartphone for two-factor authentication (a.k.a., sending a code to your phone) then the article is, imo, worth a read.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-18 07:37 PM | Reply

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