A Rochester police spokesperson said an elderly man reported losing $7,000 after getting a pop-up message on his computer saying his identity had been stolen on August 16. The man said he called a phone number displayed on the pop-up message and was told he would receive a call from a representative from Visa to solve the non-existent identity theft issue. Police say the victim reported receiving a call that instructed him to buy gift cards and share the numbers with the scammer to resolve the issue.
The victim purchased over a dozen gift cards and shared their numbers with the caller, police say. The man reportedly told officers he usually knows better but said his head was not in the right place when he complied with the suspect’s demands.
WHOA: You Have to See Inside Minnesota's Most Expensive House
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