In Murfreesboro, a couple called the police to report that they had been defrauded of close to $15,000. The couple told police they bought software from a company called "Premium Tech Service."
This past Friday, the husband decided to call the tech company and was told that the business would no longer service the United States... he was told that the company would refund his money.
It was later suggested that the company told the victim they accidently refunded too much money when closing his account. The person on the other end of the line told the victim that he needed to purchase $5,000 in Walmart gift cards.
Later, the victim allowed for the foreign company to gain remote access to his computer and was then told he owed even more in gift cards. So, the victim complied. Then, it was discovered that the company allegedly debited his bank account by close to $6,000.
At this point, it looks like the 68 year old is out $15 grand. No arrests have been made and real suspects have not been named. The only clues police have to go by are the debit transfer conducted on the victims account and a secondary phone call from a 507 area code. In case you're curious, that is a Minnesota area code.
Murfreesboro Police Incident Report 17-21471