Police are investigating after a Dauphin County man lost over $80,000 in an elaborate wire fraud scam.
The unidentified victim contacted police after receiving receipts regarding an unauthorized wire transfer from his credit union based in Lower Paxton Township.
According to police reports, the credit union wired the money to a bank based in London, England—despite security protocols.
Police say whoever is responsible for the crime forged the victim’s driver’s license and was able to obtain personal financial information by hacking into his incoming phone calls.
The account the money was wired to appears to be owned by a construction firm in Pakistan.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 717-657-5656.