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Vienna police: Victim takes action to avoid being scammed online

Officer accompanied resident to bank to ensure all was well

On Sept. 12, a resident of the 900 block of Moorefield Hill Grove, S.W., in Vienna received an alert on her computer, stating that her bank account had been compromised.

The individual later received a phone call from a man claiming he was a fraud investigator from Microsoft, advising her of a suspicious transaction from her bank account.

At the request of the resident, a Vienna police officer accompanied her to her bank, where no suspicious activity on her account was uncovered. The bank changed her account information to help prevent future fraudulent activity.