CBS 2 Investigation: Thieves Could Be Skimming Your Bank Account

CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Imagine thieves draining your bank account, and the bank accusing you of being in on the heist.

As CBS 2’s Tamara Leitner reported Wednesday, crooks are making off with a lot of cash in such scams — and you may not be protected.

Yonkers Public Schools science teacher Dean Saghafi said he was victimized.

“I noticed all of these withdrawals that I never did, and I was shocked,” he said.

Saghafi said nearly $6,000 was missing from his Citibank account.

“It was a lot of money,” he said. “Being a high school teacher, it’s almost half of my summer money.”

Bank records showed withdrawals — $200 a pop — from ATMs in Brooklyn and Queens.

There were three separate ATM withdrawals made on July 30 at 10:26 p.m. at one ATM, but Saghafi said there was no way it could…

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