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Okanagan Lady says Queries, red flags helped Prevent Telephone scam

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Okanagan Lady says Queries, red flags helped Prevent Telephone scam

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An Okanagan woman says she asked questions, and a good deal of these, in dodging a telephone scam.The Vernon resident, who requested anonymity, said she had heard of plenty of telephone scams before, but none between her bank.
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Now, she’s hoping her story will help others avoid this fiscal scam because well.The lady said she received a phone from a individual claiming to be from her bank, which she was being contacted because strange charges were showing up on her charge card.

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“(The scammer) understood my entire name,” said the Vernon woman. “She said there was a questionable charge overnight on my charge card, and she wanted to know if it was me. “She said it was for $300. Later in the conversation, she said there was still another one for $1,200. “The Vernon lady added,”(the scammer) probably didn’t have her script in front of her, therefore she was making things up as we went together. “The woman maintains the scammer then asked her to read her back credit card to confirm her accounts, noting the scammer read the first four digits of her charge card.Two of those amounts, though, were incorrect, which led to”red flags being raised.” “Then she desired me to repeat the amount for her, to make sure it was my accounts,” said the Vernon woman. “I told her that I was not going to do this because she ought to have had that in front of you.”

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The woman explained when she tried with her bank program, to find the charges that were strange, more flags were raised. After telling the scammer she was about to do this,”she explained,’No, do not do this, because you’ll give hackers more access to your accounts.’ “The Vernon woman then said the scammer told her to download an app that would allow long-distance screen sharing,”so they could show me the fees.” The Vernon lady said,”I told her,’That is not happening. I am not convinced that you’re out of my bank.

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An Okanagan lady loses tens of thousands of dollars in an telephone scam
“When this happened, I called the number on the back of my credit card, and they said,’Yeah, that was a scam, and that there were no strange fees,'” said the Vernon woman, including she double-checked throughout the online app.Asked if she was concerned that the scammer understood her entire title, the Vernon woman said”yes, but I thought they all had to do was look in the telephone book. “My entire name and telephone number are recorded in the telephone book. Anybody could find that. “As to why she reached out to Global News, the Vernon woman said it was to warn others, saying”(the scammer) seemed very convincing. She had it down, and even when she told me to find the program, she was really authoritative.”



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