Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
Warning Important Information
Our checking account and my debit card was hit by fraud today, it started around 11:00 am and as late as 9:27 pm whom ever it is was still trying to commit fraud on our account.
We spent 5 hours today at the bank closing our account and setting up a new account, which means our direct deposits had to be resubmitted.
The party somehow got into our account and was able to change my password locking me out, he set up the account to use a transfer service called "Zelle" it is supposed to be like a PayPal type of account where you can send people money, the person sent himself $60.00 dollars from the account and called it lunch on the "Zelle" site. Tonight I received an alert via email from the bank that he is trying to set up a Samsung Pay account on his Samsung phone.
The subject made a serious error when he opened the "Zelle" account in that he used his gmail email account and it is set up in his first and last name and the information shows up on the "Zelle" page where he used "Zelle" to send the $60.00 dollars from our account to himself, hopefully that will lead to his arrest and prosecution. My wife went on line and found a single person with this mans name and he was arrested in Broward County Florida in the past for Bank Fraud.
Police reports have been filled out as well.
So check your accounts because these people somehow can get ahold of your information and the next thing you know your accounts are draining fast.
The Samsung Pay account won't be approved because the cards have been canceled earlier today so he is likely to only have made off with the $60.00 dollars, but here is the kicker, if we had not caught that this afternoon after returning from a motorcycle ride there was a large direct deposit that was scheduled to be deposited into the account tonight, that deposit now won't go through but if it had and we were not aware of the fraudulent activity on our account this person would have made off with a lot of money.
So once again check your accounts daily and multiple times a day, set up the alerts to hit your email and to alert your phone if your bank offers those services so you can shut down fraudulent transactions as fast as you can.
Just a little more information on this "Zelle" service, it is very easy with zero safe guards to send money through them in fact this is what they say: Zelle lets you send money to friends, family, or anyone at all. All you need is their name and email address or mobile number to move money from your bank account to theirs.
Last edited by American; 01-14-2019 at 11:14 PM.