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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Police in Thomasville remind you to be cautious with your personal information after a woman's account was hacked.

65-year old Georgia Brooks told police that a man who said he was with Wells Fargo called her at work at B & B Auto Repair and said she needed to leave her office computer on all night to receive several updates.

When she returned to work the next day, she noticed five fraudulent transactions totaling $5,000 on her personal account.

"When you receive information from someone via telephone or computer about leaving access for them to get into your accounts. Your social security number, your date of birth, your account number, things of that nature. We really don't recommend that you give out anything," said Lt. Eric Hampton.

Police say Brooks also contacted Wells Fargo to report the fraudulent activity.

 

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