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Vienna police: Residents scammed in financial fraud

Multiple incidents reports across the town recently

The Vienna Police Department has reported multiple cases of financial fraud in recent days.

VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS SCAM CALLER CLAIMING TO WORK FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: A woman living in the 100 block of Oak Street, S.W., told Vienna police on Jan. 31 at 2:46 p.m. that she had received a suspicious phone call from someone claiming to be from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Treasury.

The caller questioned her about her bank account and instructed her to go to her bank to withdraw money, police said.

VIENNA RESIDENT TAKEN FOR ‘SIGNIFICANT’ CASH SUM IN PHONE SCAM: According to a report received Feb. 8 at noon, a resident living on Locust Street, S.E., fell victim to a fraudulent scheme wherein she was contacted by phone and subsequently handed over a significant sum of cash to someone who arrived at her residence for collection,Vienna police said.

VIENNA WOMAN REPORTS NEIGHBOR WAS DEFRAUDED IN PHONE SCAM: A resident living in the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.W., told Vienna police on Jan. 10 at noon that sometime over the past year her neighbor had been scammed over the phone for a significant amount of money.

VIENNA RESIDENT REPORTS FRAUDULENT CHARGES MAN ON BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT: A resident living in the 1000 block of Rachel Lane, S.W., told Vienna police fraudulent charges had been made on a business bank account sometime between Oct. 1, 2023, and Feb. 1 this year.