California man loses half his savings to scammer claiming to be Bank of America employee
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A California man said a scammer duped him by playing on his fear of being scammed.
David Barnett told San Francisco’s KGO-TV that he received a call from someone claiming to be a Bank of America employee, and his phone’s caller ID even showed the call as coming from "Bank of America."
The purported bank employee told Barnett that somebody across the country was trying to withdraw a large amount of money from his account, according to the report.
"My thought was my money is going away, I’d better act quickly," Barnett told the TV station.