July 17, 2024

A female resident of Towanda, Pa., aged 59, became the victim of a scam recently when she mistakenly shared her banking details on a social media platform.

The unfortunate incident came to light when the woman contacted the local state police station at Towanda on June 25. She reported that fraudulent accounts were opened using her bank details. Apparently, she had previous given this information out on social media, making her the latest victim of such scams in the North Towanda Township region.

< p>The local state police have issued a public warning in light of this incident. They reminded citizens to refrain from sharing personal information with unknown entities over the internet.

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