The Frisco Police Department (FPD) is advising locals to be careful not to fall victim to “banking scams” and advice on how to stay safe.
According to Dallas ExpressBank fraud is a crime in which robbers track down potential victims in bank parking lots or near ATMs and then continue to follow those victims to their next stop to rob them.
Bank fraud criminals usually target people who have withdrawn significant amounts of money from a bank teller or ATM. Dallas Express explained. In Frisco, Texas, there has been an increase in illegal bank fraud cases recently.
This was stated by police officer Frisco Joshua Lovell in an interview with The New York Times. Dallas Morning News that since 2021, the department has responded to 23 reports of bank fraud in the area.
However, it’s not just in Frisco that bank fraud is on the rise. Crime is also on the rise in other areas of the United States, including the Los Angeles area.
What can the people of Frisco do to avoid falling victim to this crime in light of the rise in bank fraud incidents?
According to a Facebook post, the FPD advises residents to take numerous precautions, such as watching their surroundings, hiding money before leaving the bank, and not leaving money in vehicles unattended.
Lieutenant Derek Green, a member of the Burbank Police Department, said in an interview CTLA that he recommends that people listen to their instincts in the midst of potential incidents.
“We just need to always be aware of what is around us,” Greene said. “If there’s something that doesn’t look right, it probably is. Trust your instincts, contact the police, and if you think you are being followed, drive to the nearest police station or somewhere safe.”