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Bismarck woman loses $19K to phone scammer

Bismarck woman loses $19K to phone scammer

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A Bismarck woman is out $19,000 after giving her bank account information to a telephone scammer.

Officer Lynn Wanner said the woman, 77, was told by the caller that because his company was going out of business he was giving her a refund for services she had previously purchased. She gave the man her account and routing number. Her bank alerted her later that the money had been taken from her account.

The incident occurred Monday. Wanner said the man used the name Victor and claimed to be from Wyoming.

(Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com)

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