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Wire Transfer Fraud Takes $22K from Bank Account

When his bank asked him to approve a wire transfer he never ordered, the Milton man found out $22,000 already had been taken from his account.

A local resident found out he already had been a victim of a wire transfer fraud of $22,000 from his bank account when he got a call asking for approval of another bit of fraud, this time to the tune of $26,900.

The victim reported to Milton police that he asked his bank to stop the second wire transfer. He learned about the first fraud committed on Jan. 2 when he asked the banker about his account activity.

He reported the fraud and attempted fraud on Jan. 7.

The victim said he already placed an alert on his credit.

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