February 28, 2024

Scammers not too long ago conned a lady into sending them greater than $1 million after claiming to be representatives of Walmart and threatening her with arrest if the quantity wasn’t paid, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division Rancho Cucamonga Station deputies stated in a press release launched Friday, Dec. 29.

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, at round 12:59 P.M., Rancho Cucamonga station deputies responded to the report of a theft.  Authorities realized that in some unspecified time in the future on October, a 79-year-old lady was contacted by a caller who claimed to be a consultant of WalMart Worldwide, Friday’s assertion stated.

The consultant instructed the sufferer her identification had been stolen and attainable fraud had occurred, requiring her to deposit $1.25 million right into a Financial institution of America account, and that she could be arrested if she didn’t comply. The sufferer complied and transferred the funds, authorities stated.

The sufferer acquired one other name in December asking for extra money and threatened she could be arrested or killed if she didn’t comply, deputies stated.

Authorities are working with the sufferer and monetary establishments to establish the suspects concerned. Friday’s assertion embody reminders about identification rip-off callers.

The assertion famous that authorities businesses and native legislation enforcement is not going to name you asking for cash or your private data. In case you suspect a caller or electronic mail contact could also be a rip-off, finish the interplay and get in touch with the enterprise or entity on to confirm the character of the decision. Don’t use contact data supplied by the suspected caller/electronic mail, search for the corporate or company’s data from trusted sources.

Anybody with data concerning the case can contact the Rancho Cucamonga Station at 909-477-2800.