August 01, 2012 - BANK AUDITOR/EXAMINER FRAUD -- August 2012
BE ON THE ALERT for any incoming telephone call from any individual who is representing him or herself as an auditor/examiner for the TRIANGLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, or ANY OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, who tells you that they’re trying to catch a dishonest teller.
Here’s why: Banks and credit unions DO NOT OPERATE in this fashion. They have bank security officers on duty, cameras inside and outside the building, and many other security measures to catch a dishonest teller without your help.
In the Bank Examiner/Auditor Fraud scheme, the supposed bank examiner tells you to withdraw a substantial amount of cash from your savings account to test this dishonest teller. The examiner then tells you to meet him or her at a remote location and to keep it a secret because of the ongoing investigation. Once you arrive at the specified location, the examiner asks you to give him the envelope containing the cash. He may or may not give you a receipt, proving to you that he’s “working” on “the case”. He then leaves with your cash in his own pocket.
Here are all the red flags I see FROM THIS UNSOLICITED CALL FROM A “BANK AUDITOR/EXAMINER” COMPLETELY UNKNOWN TO YOU.
1. Keep this a secret.
2. Cash only please.
3. Meet me at a remote location.
4. We’ll catch the thief in the act by setting him up using your savings account.
Once YOUR REAL THIEF leaves your sight, you will NEVER SEE YOUR CASH AGAIN. An 83 year old woman in Nashua lost $5,600.00 cash from this scheme.
If you get a call like this, DO NOT RESPOND. Instead, report this call to your police department and bank or credit union.
From the desk of Officer Jane Constant
Senior Relations Division
Nashua Police Department
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