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UNDATED -- Do you cut up your old credit cards? These days, that might not be enough.
We found your dormant accounts might be the best targets for fraud.
Work on a construction site came to a halt after contractors on the job were arrested for their role in a credit scam that cost consumers more than half a million dollars.
It all started with one bad credit card company employee.
U.S. Postal Inspector Mona Hernandez explains, "she knew that there were dormant accounts which the businesses had lost track of, so she would go in and manipulate the account."
She would create new credit cards based on these dormant accounts and ask accomplices to use the cards.
Hernandez notes, "multiple contractors were arrested in this case. Many of them were recruited as the runners to purchase equipment that was used for the purposes of building materials."
The contractors would buy construction equipment and either sell it or use it on their projects.
In all, there were 50 victims.
Postal inspectors caught the mastermind behind the scheme. Hernandez recalls, "she ended up confessing to compromising 30-40 dormant accounts."
Hernandez has some advice for consumers: "This is something that can affect anyone, not just businesses. If they have accounts that are dormant or unused, they have to get those closed."
Postal inspectors also recommend checking your credit report, which may list any unused or dormant accounts in your name.
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