Many people assume the elderly are the primary target of scams, but now the younger generations are being duped just as much. Millennials and Generation Z might not expect that latest text to be a scam attempt.
That’s what happened to Miyana Evans, a recent UCLA graduate, who got a text from what appeared to be her bank. It said her account had been compromised. A few minutes later she said she also got a call.
“I said I’m happy you called, let’s get it worked out,” said Evans. “They said they would go ahead and walk me through the process of protecting my account.”
The person on the phone told Miyana that a $3,500 transfer from her account using Zelle was “pending” and she needed to reverse the transaction. She was told to do that by Zelleing the money back to herself on a brand new account.”
“They said they could stop it if I acted now,” said Evans. “I’m thinking let’s get this done, let’s get this done.”