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Omaha family falls victim to new cash app scam, warns others

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – One Omaha family warns others of a very costly scam that tricks you into one simple click and opens the door to your bank account.

The victims want to spread the word, hoping that others can save their Christmas money from scammers.

Carrie Peters has been focused on giving this holiday season, but she wishes she had thought more about those who take.

“Yeah it’s going to hurt this Christmas because we had that money put aside for two specific things,” Peters said.

The scam started with a phone call from her bank’s number, warning of an unauthorized purchase.

“Come to find out at the end of the day it was not legitimately Wells Fargo, it was a scammer,” she said. “And they were doing Cash App scams.”

Scammers have been known to often clone bank phone numbers to fool victims into answering calls or text messages. The Better Business Bureau claims ‘tis the season for sophisticated scams.

The text claimed Carrie had sent…

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