A Dallas woman is trying to recover $12,000 that a scammer persuaded her to withdraw. The victim stated that the caller knew her security questions and answers. He told her to go to her local Chase bank location and withdraw $24,700 in cash from the account (Walters, 2022).
The victim Anna Kate was targeted by a scammer who asked her to withdraw $24,700 from her Chase bank account but she only able to withdrew $12,000. The scammer told her on how to put the money into a bitcoin ATM and said it would appear in her wallet. When she returned home, she couldn’t find the Bitcoin account. She called Chase Bank and this time spoke to a real employee who told her that no one from the bank had contacted her.
Anna Kate is currently working with the Secret Service to track down the missing money. When she returned to her Chase branch, she said she was told nothing could be done because she withdrew the money herself. She is now in the process of transferring all of her money to a new bank. . Her credit card was hit with another $2,000 in fraudulent transactions.
The chase bank remind it’s clients to never provide your financial credentials to anybody. Never give someone money, gift cards, or cryptocurrency if they claim that doing so would stop fraud or a service outage on your account. Consumers won’t be asked to do this by bank workers, but scammers will. Call the number on the back of your debit or credit card to confirm that the person you are speaking to is a legit Chase bank employee.