An upper Bucks County woman is out nearly $50,000, police say, after recently falling victim to a phone scam.
According to a news release issued Sunday by Pennsylvania State Police at Dublin, the 69-year-old Kintnersville resident was contacted by someone she believed was a representative from her bank who “(advised) her to assist their fraud department.”
Police said the caller instructed the woman to visit her bank and transfer $48,500 to an account the caller provided information about, which she did.
Police said the woman was also asked to make a $399 Venmo payment for an Etsy purchase, which she also did.
In total, police said the woman was scammed out of $48,899.
Police asked that anyone with information about this incident contact the Dublin barracks.