Friday, December 4, 2009
'Tis the season for purse snatchings, car break-ins, identity theft
"I feel more comfortable shopping online anyway," Barnes, 47, of Gaithersburg said Monday as she stood in front of the Nordstrom Rack in Gaithersburg. "If something goes wrong and someone uses my credit card online, I can report it easily."
FBI spokesman Christopher Allen said victims of cyber scams lost more than $265 million last year in purchases made with stolen identities.
There are always more reports of purse snatchings, car break ins and online identity thefts during the holiday shopping season, said David Baker, a crime prevention specialist with the Montgomery County Police. gazette