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‘Unwitting Co-Conspirator' Teens and Young Adults Targeted in ‘Card Cracking' Scheme

NBC Washington

“Want to make money?” Getting a message like that on social media would perk anyone’s interest, especially a young adult.

A 19-year-old Maryland teen says while on Snapchat she received a similar message about making fast cash and responded, “Yes!”  

The News4 I-Team is protecting the teen’s identity for her safety, because she’s part of an ongoing investigation into a scheme she got caught up in called “card cracking.”

The teen says after she responded to the post, she was asked to provide her bank account information. The scammer told her it was for a car purchase she was helping facilitate. 


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