Bank investigator

Scam medium:

  • Phone and fax

Targeting:

  • Individuals

A scammer calls you to ask for your help to catch a bank employee who has been stealing money. To help, you need to go to your bank and make a cash withdrawal from your account.

The scammer tells you not to let the bank teller know what you're doing because the teller might be involved.

After the withdrawal, the scammer meets you in a nearby parking lot, where you turn over the cash.

Variation: Unauthorized charges or compromised account

In a variation of this scam, the scammer claims to be from the bank or a major credit card provider. They say there are unauthorized charges on your account or your account is compromised.

In some cases, the scammer demands that you provide your credit card information. The scammer will tell you to send money for reimbursement fees or as "bait money" to help catch a bad "employee".

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