Mocobizscene- A woman has been targeted by a nefarious scam that resulted in her losing $25,000 from her bank account. Authorities apprehended a 27-year-old man named Bin Sun. He had traveled more than 57 miles, all the way from Brooklyn, New York, to Fairfield, Connecticut. His purpose for making the journey was to target an elderly victim whom he had met online.
Sun deceived the victim by sending her an email pretending to be a member of Geek Squad. In the email, Sun informed the woman about a $525 purchase. The suspect then gave the woman a phone number to call and dispute the charge. The victim, identified by Fairfield police as Sun, provided her bank account information over the phone once she was on the line.
Thinking she would receive the $525 refund, she granted remote access to her computer. Then, Sun is said to have manipulated the victim into believing that she had accidentally received a $25,000 refund in her account. Sun mentioned that he would gather the extra $5,000 on the next day.
Fairfield police wasted no time in initiating a surveillance operation once they became aware of the incident. Sun was identified as the suspect when detectives observed a vehicle that matched the description parked across from the victim’s home. Police discovered that Sun had a substantial sum of money on his person when they apprehended him. It was revealed that he had made the journey from Brooklyn with the intention of carrying out the deed.
“Our community is fortunate to have dedicated individuals in our Detective Bureau and Patrol personnel who work tirelessly to protect vulnerable individuals from scams,” stated Fairfield Sergeant Michael Stahl.
Thanks to their prompt response and decisive action, a major financial loss was avoided. It is important for residents to stay alert and cautious when it comes to scams. It is advised to verify any communications received and immediately report any suspicious activities to the police. Sun was taken into custody and accused of attempting to commit first-degree larceny. He was later released on a $10,000 bond. His court appearance is set for February 20th in Bridgeport Superior Court.
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