Thief called victim to get PIN number

Feb. 7, 2013 at 2:35 PM

SABADELL, Spain, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Spanish police said they arrested a suspected wallet thief who allegedly called his victim to ask for his credit card personal identification number.

Investigators said the suspect, identified as Joan Carles M.M., 28, of Sabadell, tried to guess the number too many times after stealing the Solsona man's wallet in December and ended up with a block on the card, ThinkSpain reported Thursday.

The man then used the information from the victim's wallet to call the card's owner and posed 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.

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