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Lower Paxton man loses $80K in elaborate fraud

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Lower Paxton Township Police are investigating an elaborate scam involving a resident who lost over $80,000 from his savings account.

According to authorities, the victim first learned of a problem when he received receipts for a wire transfer from his bank, a Credit Union branch in the township.

The receipts were for both the transfer and the administrative fees.

When he contacted the business, he learned that despite security protocol, the transfer had taken place and the money had been wired to a bank in London, England.

Officials learned that the perpetrator was able to fulfill all the security features of the Credit Union, which included a forged PA driver's license, having extensive knowledge of the victim's financial information, and the ability to hack the victim's incoming phone calls.

The money was wired to an account at a Barclay's Bank in London owned by a construction firm in Pakistan.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Lower Paxton Township Police Department at 717-657-5656, the anonymous Tip-Line at 717-724-8317 or Crime Stoppers at 800-262-3080.

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