Better Business Bureau Warns of New Checking Account Theft Scam
UNDATED – There’s reportedly a new team of scammers taking money out of consumers’ checking accounts – and you might not have ever had anything to do with them.
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota is warning consumers of a new checking account theft scheme. It’s from a Las Vegas-based company called “Funds Direct.”
According to complaints filed with the BBB, the company charges the consumers’ checking accounts for $30 dollars without authorization.
They also report they’ve never had contact with Funds Direct and had never even heard of them until they looked at their bank statements.
When contacted, Funds Direct has promised refunds within 7 to 10 business days, but does not follow through.
The BBB recommends closing your account if you see one of these $30 charges on your bank statement.
So far, 90 complaints have been files, 2 of them in Minnesota.