Man loses a whopping $120,000 in online scam
Police are investigating after a Willoughby man was frauded $120,000 on Wednesday.
They say the male was contacted on his mobile phone by a person claiming to be a “CommBank Resources Manager”.
“The scammer convinced the Willoughby man that he was a genuine caller from the Commonwealth Bank and asked him to download a screen share application to his computer,” a spokesperson says.
“The Willoughby male complied with this request and the criminal then gained remote access to his computer.
Police say the scammer obtained the victims banking login details.
“A short time later, the Willoughby man noticed that two electronic transfers had taken place from his Commonwealth Bank Account. The first was for $20,000 and the second was for $100,000.”
As the investigation continues, police are urging the community to be wary of these sorts of scams.
“A banking organisation will never call its customers and request remote access to their electronic devices,” Police warn.
“If you believe you are being scammed, we encourage you to contact your financial organisation, a trusted family member or friend, or police.”
Police are investigating after a Willoughby man was defrauded $120,000 on Wednesday.