MAULDIN, S.C. — An Upstate nurse said she lost $3,500 after scammers called her, pretending to be from her bank.
After a long day of work at the hospital back in August, Meredith Seitzer said she received a text from what appeared to be Bank of America.
“(The text read) along the lines of, ‘Did you attempt a Zelle transaction of $3,500, yes or no?’ I’m like, that’s kind of weird,” she said.
She ignored it, but about 15 minutes later, her phone rang and she said it was Bank of America’s 1-800 number.
“Maybe that was for real,” she said. “They’re calling to tell me that something’s going on.”
The caller gave her his employee ID number, she said and seemed friendly at first...