Ca: Winnipeg bank customers defrauded

Hundreds of Winnipeggers woke up on the weekend to discover that while they were sleeping, criminals were awake and stealing money from their bank accounts.

Both bank and credit union customers say hundreds of dollars were taken, or attempted to be withdrawn, from their accounts.

Customers from Royal Bank and Bank of Montreal say their accounts were compromised.

A Bank of Montreal customer, who asked not to be named, said $400 was taken from his account, but the bank reimbursed him right away.

A credit union customer said he had been told as many as 500 people had their accounts illegally accessed on Friday night.

Winnipeg police are looking into the incidents.

Read more from the Canadian Press.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.