WELLINGTON, FL – The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown suspect appearing in the surveillance picture who is wanted for pulling off a clever scam by phone.
According to police, the suspect, claiming to be a representative from JP Morgan Chase Fraud Department, contacted a victim by phone and claimed the victim’s credit card had been compromised. The suspect sent the victim a code via text then asked the victim to repeat the code to him to confirm her identity. The victim was then told by the suspect that her card had been cancelled and a new card would be sent to her.
The victim, becoming suspicious, contacted Chase bank and learned her card was secure and had not been compromised. The victim then learned that her card was linked to a Google Pay account and unauthorized charges from Best Buy and Whole Foods in Wellington, totaling over $ 1700 were charged to her account.
The incident occurred yesterday October 10, 2019.
The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office is s reminding the public to never give out personal information over the phone.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. You can remain anonymous by downloading the app “PBSO” for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the “See Something” feature. The app can also be downloaded from www.pbsoapp.com.