By ZEINAB NAJM
HEIGHTS — Police were dispatched to a house in the 27000 block of Terrell Feb. 25 for identity theft after a man noticed a $8,964.53 charge following a phone call.
Officers spoke to the man who said he received a phone call from what he throught was Bank of America referencing possible fraudulent activity on his account. The man said he looked at his account and did not notice any fraudulent activity. While still on the phone, he was asked to provide the two-step verification code that he received via text message, to which he did.
After disconnecting the phone call, the man checked his email to find the almost $9,000 wire transfered to someone using a Suntrust Bank Account.
The man said he already filed a claim with Bank of America and froze his accounts. He was provided with a police report number.