Moulton, IA asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Iowa

Q: I was scammed out of $900 at my bank. Does the bank have to reimburse me ? They also took an online loan out in my

These people pretended to be my bank and called me saying my account was compromised. Said they would move my money to a secure account and they verified info. Needless to say, I got scammed as they made several charges on my debit card and even took out a loan on my account. Idk why my bank didn’t catch these charges as they were back to back same date, same stores.

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew McKenna
Matthew McKenna
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Waukesha, WI

A: I would consult with an attorney familiar with the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. Your ability to recover may be fact specific and will likely be tied to your dispute with your bank. If you haven't disputed the transactions with your bank yet, do so immediately. I would make a written dispute.

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