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Howard Ain, Troubleshooter: Scammer Poses As Key Bank To Get Information

Updated: Wednesday, November 27 2013, 04:33 PM EST




CINCINNATI (Howard Ain) -- From phony calls to phone checks, the scammers are still
out there trying to steal your money The latest concerns Key Bank. Scammers are
attempting to get your personal information. They are calling and texting
pretending to be from Key Bank and asking for your sensitive information. It's
all a scam and Key Bank is working with authorities to try to catch the thieves.


Now, it may be hard to believe but crooks are still sending phony checks
by the thousands to people all over the country. Tom Butcha of Covington sent me
two checks he received. He was told via email to deposit them and then wire most
of the money to an address in Kuala Lumur, Malaysia. The checks look real but
they're not.

So if you deposit them they'll bounce and you'll have to
repay the bank. One of the checks is allegedly from Stephen Wyatt of Georgia. I
called and talked with him and learned these phony checks have been turning up
all over the country. Wyatt says he has no idea how his banking information was
stolen but he closed his account more than a week ago.

Local 12's Paula
Toti received this check. You can see it was simply printed on this big piece of
paper, but when you send it out this way you can clearly see its phony. She told
the sender she knew it was a scam and that's the last she heard from him.


Joann sent me this check allegedly from an international sweepstakes she
won. Again, it's all phony. Howard Ain, Troubleshooter: Scammer Poses As Key Bank To Get Information


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