Identity Theft

73

MBG-2022-04-0203

On April 9th, 2022, at approximately 12:23 pm, the victim contacted the police department about fraudulent activity with their bank account. The victim, who resides in the 100 block of Edge Towne Lane, advised several thousand dollars had been transferred from their personal bank account to another bank account. This transfer was not completed by the victim. The victim advised they had received a text message earlier about fraudulent activity with their bank account. The text message had a link, which they clicked. Upon being directed to a web page they provided account information. It is believed this is how the bank account was compromised. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police department.

Everyone should be aware to not click on links which are received by email or text message. Individuals should look up bank information on applications or web browsers which are known to them as being legitimate. Anyone being contacted about fraudulent activity should attempt to verify the fraud by phone, speaking with a person associated with the credit card or bank. The phone number should be one which they know to be accurate, not a phone number provided in the same type text or email.