Voice of the Consumer: No one is safe from fraud -- not even the experts

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV/The Gazette) - This week, things got personal. Crooks tried to drain my bank account in a matter of minutes. I want to share my story with you about how it happened and how you can protect yourself from the same thing.

It started with an alert to my phone. I got a text message from my bank saying my card had unusual activity. My stomach sank. I called my husband right away to make sure he wasn't trying to purchase anything and he told me he hadn't used his card all day.

My bank sent me a text message asking me to verify the charges or they would block my card. Then I got a text message with details of the multiple purchases, which totaled about $500.00. The charges were racked up in just a matter of minutes. Someone was using my card to make purchases on Venmo, which is an application that lets users transfer money to one another using the phone app or the web.

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