Portland woman had $23,000 stolen through Zelle payment app scam
A Portland woman was scammed out of $23,000 after someone posing as a Chase bank representative stole money through the Zelle mobile banking app.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The trouble started when Lisa Mae Osborn got an unexpected text message warning, “J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Alert: Did you attempt a Zelle payment for the amount of $5,000?”
The Portland woman had received similar looking fraud warnings before but then her phone rang and the number showed Chase bank. Osborn answered, thinking someone from the bank was calling to help. What she didn't know at the time is that it wasn’t Chase.