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Fairfax'Gift-card scam' finds another Vienna victim

‘Gift-card scam’ finds another Vienna victim

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A resident living in the 400 block of Blair Road, N.W., told Vienna police that on April 29 between 4 and 11:47 a.m. he had clicked on a link through a social-media account and been taken to a page that advised him his bank account had been hacked and money had been transferred from the account.

The resident called the phone number provided and believed he was speaking to a representative who would assist him in resolving the matter. The representative instructed the resident to purchase a large sum of gift cards.

Once the resident purchased the cards and provided the representative with the cards’ numbers, he realized it was a scam.

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