Amazon Scam Hits Lakes Area
JT Thaden | Jan 11, 2019 AT 7:29 am
ERHARD (KBRF) - A rural Erhard woman was almost a victim of financial fraud this week.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office reports that the woman had spoken to an individual by phone claiming to go by the name “Peter” with Amazon. The man was allowed entry into her computer online, and appeared to have moved money from the woman’s savings account to a checking account.
The man then asked the woman to acquire $5900 in Target gift cards from Moorhead, Alexandria, and Fargo to help him correct the “problem” to save his employment.
Thankfully, the woman realized it was scam at that point and disconnected the call and notified her bank. She did not lose any money in the scam.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff continues to investigate.