A 73-year-old woman told Juneau police on Monday that she was defrauded out of $35,000 during an online business transaction.
On the same morning, another report of Internet fraud came in. This time, it was an elderly woman who had tried to buy a vehicle online. She lost $1,500 and still doesn’t have a car.
A 46-year-old man then called JPD. Someone had opened up a bank account using his information and tried, unsuccessfully, to open up a credit card.
“It sounds like he stopped it just in time,” Juneau Police Department spokesman Lt. David Campbell said of that case.