A 77 year old Murfreesboro woman was scammed out of more than $2500.
Evidently, the victim called the police shortly after employees at Pinnacle Banking on College Street warned her that it sounded as if she was being conned out of her hard earned money.
It all started when the woman received a phone call from a man claiming to be with Barclay Bank, suggesting that she owed close to $5,000 on a credit card. The subject told the woman that she needed to pay the money by 6 PM on December 19th or else she would be taken to court.
Frantic to avoid court, the woman went to Bank of America where she withdrew and wired $2,400 to the man. She then headed to Pinnacle Bank on College Street where she aimed to withdraw another $2,500 and wire to the fictitious Barclay account. Luckily, employees at Pinnacle hat a hunch that something wasn't right and encouraged her to contact police.
While the woman is still out $2,400, she was able to keep the remaining $2,500 that she almost sent. Police are now investigating the case.
MPD Incident 16-26175