Woman Reports PayPal Email Scam
The following information was supplied by the Warson Woods Police Department for the period ending April 8. Arrests or charges mentioned in this report do not indicate convictions.
Monday, March 26
Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Dearborn Drive at 8:30 p.m. for a report of an animal attack that occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Police determined that a dog had broken its collar while being walked and attacked another dog in a yard, severely injuring it. The owner of the attacking dog was issued several citations to appear in municipal court.
Tuesday, April 3
A resident of the 1600 block of Bennett Avenue reported receiving an email from the payment service PayPal, confirming a large payment to another individual. The woman claims she had not made any purchases using PayPal and had clicked a link provided in the message to log in to her account to view her statement. After entering her PayPal username and password, her anti-virus software triggered and her computer later malfunctioned. Police believes this was a phishing e-mail designed to trick her into granting someone else access to her account. Police were able to assist her in closing the PayPal account before any fraudulent charges were actually made.
Police were called to the 500 block of Gray Barn Lane at 6:40 p.m. for a report of an animal complaint. A dog that left its yard jumped on a pedestrian and injured the person. The dog’s owner was issued a summons to appear in municipal court for allowing an animal to run at large.
Wednesday, April 4
Police were dispatched to Taco Bell at 12:47 a.m. for a report of a suspicious person standing at the drive-thru window attempting to order food. The subject was slightly intoxicated and was advised that pedestrian traffic was not allowed in the traffic lane. He left without incident.