A 95 year-old woman says she’s going through a nightmare scenario, with a scammer draining her account and the bank demanding she repay thousands of dollars stemming from the criminal’s spending spree.
Florida resident Virginia Weimer initially lost $13,000 after someone gained access to her BofA checking account, reports the NBC-affiliated news station WFLA.
Although the bank eventually restored the stolen funds, the thief’s actions triggered the account’s overdraft protection, which led to BofA charging $4,237.83 in overdraft fees to Weimer’s credit card.
Despite the clear case of fraud, Weimer says the bank refuses to forgive the fees.
“It’s on your mind all the time. And I didn’t tell my daughter about it because she’s not well anyway, and I’ve lost two children. I don’t want anything to happen to her.”
Weimer says that she received a letter from BofA saying that her request to reverse the charge has been denied because it covered an overdraft linked to her account.
Her caretaker spoke with a BofA representative, who said that the bank’s decision is final.
At that point, WFLA News reporter Shannon Behnken reached out to BofA on behalf of the 95-year-old fraud victim.
According to Behnken, the bank then said it’s taking another look at the case and a “positive resolution” may be on the horizon.
To date, the victim’s caretaker says they have not received an update and the issue remains unresolved.
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