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Student becomes fraud victim in attempt to “flip” money

On Thursday, Feb. 8, a VSU student fell victim to fraud after being misled into a “flip it” money scheme.

Freshman chemistry major Anisia Banks, 19, filed a police report on Tuesday, Feb. 13, almost a week after the theft occurred.

According to the police report, Banks encountered her friend, Christian, who was accompanied by an unnamed black male. The unnamed male is supposedly a freshman from Albany State University.

In the report, Banks said in the beginning the unnamed male wanted her to give him $3,000 to flip into more money. Banks said though she was skeptical of the amount of money necessary, she still gave him her bank account information and $1,000.

The report said the unnamed male then contacted her on Feb. 8 and said there was a problem with the money flipping. They met at Lowndes Residence Hall where Banks gave the unnamed male her debit card.

After 30 minutes, the unnamed male returned with Banks’ card and told her he put money in her account. According to the report, Banks said she changed her account information the next day after realizing $2,000 dollars was missing.

A fraud investigator is currently assigned to her case.

Story and photo by Bryce Ethridge, News Editor.

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