A scam warning has been issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear on Friday, July 27, 2018, of a mobile deposit scam. The scam report includes a victim who provided her online bank account information to what appeared to be a legitimate banking institution to deposit a $10,000 personal loan. Shortly after, the “lender” claimed there was an issue and that the money must be returned and reissued. The victim’s bank later detected that the loan check was counterfeit and the victim was stuck repaying the bank. Tips to avoid banking related scams include knowing that you are responsible for any funds withdrawn against a check; ask for a check to be drawn on a local bank or a bank with a local branch to verify it before depositing; never use untraceable methods of payment and be wary of disclosing your online bank information. To report scams or identity theft to the Office of the Attorney General, fill out the online consumer complaint form at ag.ky.gov.
Mobile Deposit Scam Alert
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