CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -- The Charlotte Division of the FBI has learned a new phishing scam has reached the Charlotte area, according to a news release.
Local people are now being targeted via email in a complicated scheme involving personal and business accounts, financial institutions and jewelry stores.
The email appears to be from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) alerting the recipient to a problem with a direct deposit transaction at their bank and informing them it was not processed.
The email advises the user to click a link to enter the secure section of the website, but instead it launches a virus that can monitor their keystrokes and steal their online banking credentials, but that is only the beginning of the scheme.
Once an account is compromised, the hackers attack the financial institution as a distraction while they send fraudulent wire transfers to jewelry stores. Then, couriers pick up th