If you’re wondering just how despicable some humans are capable of acting, consider what’s going on in Florida with victims from the Champlain Towers condo tower in Surfside that recently collapsed.
Authorities have said that several people who died in the tragedy have been targeted by scumbag thieves who opened up credit cards in the victims names after they ransacked their bank accounts.
Gladys and Antonio Lozana died in the collapse, and their bank account was hacked the day of their funeral by crooks who filled out a change of address form, and then created online banking for the account and subsequently withdrew money via Zelle.
The son of the Lozanas told WSVN TV in Miami this. “I find it totally devastating, after losing my parents, that I have to deal with all the estate issues, and now I’m having to deal with somebody stealing from my parents. After they’re dead and buried, they’re stealing from them?”
It’s not an isolated incident either. The Mayor of Surfside, Charles Burkett told another television station in Miami they are seeing a lot of this sickening criminal activity.
“It’s the revictimization of the victims that we’re sort of starting to experience right now with these hackers. They’ve seen the names in the paper, they’re going right to that and we’ve had to have discussions with the families and listen to them telling us the stories about all of a sudden credit cards appearing in their names and things being purchased in their name, so we’ve told ‘em, you’ve got to immediately shut down your credit.
“We’ve seen multiple cases already.”
So far, no arrests have been made, but hopefully law enforcement will have the resources they need to round up these low-lifes.