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St. Thomas resident loses $50,000 in online scam

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo a woman types on a keyboard in New York. Phishing scams that infect a computer and potentially allow hackers to invade bank and other accounts are highly preventable, but it takes eternal vigilance on the part of computer users. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo a woman types on a keyboard in New York. Phishing scams that infect a computer and potentially allow hackers to invade bank and other accounts are highly preventable, but it takes eternal vigilance on the part of computer users. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
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A St. Thomas resident is out $50,000 after falling prey to an online scam.

According to police, the victim received a phone call regarding an online purchase.

The scammer sent the victim a link and was told to click on it to dispute the purchase.

This allowed the scammer access to their computer and banking information.

The investigation is ongoing.  

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