Melbourne aged care worker loses $40,000 after scammers gain access to her IGN ... trends now
An aged care worker preparing to transition into retirement has been left in limbo after 'sophisticated' scammers stole nearly $40,000 of her savings.
Melbourne woman, Marylynne Desveaux, 60, was the victim of an impersonation scam that allowed the fraudsters access to her ING bank account in October.
They managed to gain access to her ING account's payee contact list and change the bank details of one of her contacts to a different account.
They made up to 16 transfers under her friend Graham's name to a scammer's account over a five-day period draining tens of thousands of dollars.
Ms Desveaux is the latest Aussie to be hit by fraudsters who are using more sophisticated methods to trick both banks and customers.
An aged care worker preparing for retirement, Marylynne Desveaux (left), has been scammed of $40,000 of her savings after scammers gained access to her bank account
She only noticed the abnormal transactions while checking her home loan account after the RBA increasing the cash rate for the 13th time in 18 months on Tuesday.
Ms Desveaux called Graham shortly after finding the transactions, asking if he had received money from her as that's what her transactions showed.
However, they both realised that something was horribly wrong once her and Graham realised the bank details under Graham's name were wrong.
She quickly notified ING who were able to lock her accounts but were unable to recover any of her funds.
The money was going to be a used to help Ms Desveaux to retire after she