On-Line Bank Fraud: 10/09/22  Purcellville VA

.A woman received a text message that she believed to be from Bank of America, informing her of possibly fraudulent charges. She checked her account and noted multiple transactions made in Southern California that she did not make. She called the number provided by the texter and was told to send $2000.00 via the Zelle app, with the money being used to lure and trap the suspect. She terminated the call, and contacted Bank of America directly and froze her account. She later received profane text messages that used syntax indicative that the sender was from a foreign county or that English was a second language. Readers are reminded that if you receive a text message, purportedly from your financial institution, to always call back using the phone number on the back of a credit or debit card or from the institutions website.

 

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