HOUSTON – More people continue to lose money to scammers asking them to send it through payment apps such as Zelle and Cash App, and they can’t get that money back, but consumer advocates say there may be a way to get it reimbursed.
Kristine Rathburn thought she was sending money to a soldier overseas, but Social Catfish investigators discovered it was a scammer in Nigeria.
“He kept asking me for money for his son. I would send a little bit here and there,” said Rathburn. She says those payments added up to almost $2,000.