Cops: Bogus bank investigators in Albany area scam

Posted at: 04/25/2013 9:44 AM
By: AP

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police in the Albany area are warning about a scam involving men who pose as bank investigators and convince people to withdraw thousands of dollars from their accounts.

They say a 91-year-old woman in Loudonville and an 81-year-old Albany woman were taken in by the ruse last week.
 
In each case, a man claiming to be investigating a teller at a local bank asked the women to withdraw money and bring it to a second investigator. He said the cash would be returned later along with information about how the investigation was resolved.
 
The first victim lost $5,800 from her Bank of America account, the second a total of $11,200 taken in two withdrawals from her Trustco account.
 
Police say banks don't ask customers to help investigate possible wrongdoing.
 
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