Social media scheme hits six credit unions

first_imgSix small and large New York credit unions and their members were victimized in a $100,000 social media check fraud scheme.New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneideman filed a 19-count indictment July 29 against Kevin Lee and Daniel Green for writing fraudulent checks in the name of a bogus business to deceive credit union members. The state’s prosecutor said Lee and Green were the ringleaders in this fake check scam and an investigation is continuing in at least eight counties including Westchester, Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Oneida, Broome and Oswego.The credit unions targeted were the $242 million G.P.O. Federal Credit Union in New Hartford, the $815 million Summit Federal Credit Union in Rochester, the $1.3 billion Capital Communications Federal Credit Union in Albany, the Syracuse-based $40 million Money Federal Credit Union, the $1.5 billion Empower Federal Credit Union in Syracuse and the $176 million SECNY Federal Credit Union. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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