Pickpocket Called Victim to Ask for His Credit Card PIN Article

A Spanish pickpocket was arrested when he allegedly called his victim to ask for his credit card PIN after clumsily failing to withdraw money from the bank account.

Joan Carles M.M., 28, stole a wallet containing cash and two credit cards. He then attempted to withdraw money from the bank, and guessed various pin number combinations in a variety of ATM´s so it ended up being blocked.

The suspect then looked up the owner’s information in his wallet and phoned him posing as a Visa customer service representative.

He asked for the man’s PIN and was given the correct code, but the card would no longer work due to his previous attempts.

The man was arrested and charged with theft and fraud.

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