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Toronto police warn of taxi scam where suspects pose as driver and customer, cite COVID-19 concerns

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Toronto police are warning the public about an ongoing taxi scam investigation in which it’s alleged the suspects use the fear of COVID-19 as a way to get a victim to provide their banking card.Police said the scam involves the use of a fake taxi while a suspect poses as the driver and another poses as a customer.Investigators alleged the fake customer approaches a victim asking them to use their debit card to pay for the taxi, claiming the driver won’t accept cash due to COVID-19.Officers said the suspects use a modified point-of-sale terminal that records the data and PIN number of the victim when they input it.

Toronto police arrest man, 22, in alleged long-standing taxi scam involving debit cards Once the sale is completed, it was.

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