Cyber Thief Steals $250 from Elderly Cressona Woman to Start FanDuel Account
An elderly Cressona woman is out $250 and the latest victim of cyber crime here in Schuylkill County.
According to State Police in Schuylkill Haven, the woman, 77, reported the money missing from her bank account on the morning of Nov. 5.
Police say an unknown cyber criminal gained access to the woman’s bank account, stole the money and used it to open a FanDuel account.
FanDuel is an online sports betting site.
Cyber Criminals Targeting Schuylkill County Residents
This incident is just the latest in a growing number of thefts involving cyber criminals in Schuylkill County.
On Sunday, State Police released details of two more recent incidents of locals falling victim to these unknown thieves.
In one incident that occurred back in mid-October, an 79-year-old Orwigsburg woman says she found out that someone had gained access to her Social Security Number.
Apparently, the cyber criminal pilfered the number and used it to set up a Social Security account online. After getting the number, the perpetrator tried changing the address away from the local woman.
The Orwigsburg woman found out when she got a letter notifying her of the address change.
In an incident that was reported last week, a Pottsville man says he was recently denied a new credit card. The reason he got denied is apparently because someone stole his Social Security Number and used it to start a different credit account.
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