DUNWOODY, Ga. — A woman filed a report Dec. 18 that an unauthorized purchase had been made through her PayPal account. One day prior, she said she received an email stating that she had purchased a Tom Ford wool jacket valued at $2,358 with her husband’s American Express card.
She confirmed to authorities that the shipping information was from another state and was not associated with her. When initially calling PayPal for assistance, she found that her Gmail account was being controlled by someone else. Both PayPal and American Express were notified of the incident. The order was cancelled and an investigation was opened.
Police advised her to check all credit cards for fraudulent activity and change her Gmail account. The victim was also provided with a Financial Fraud Packet.