UNDATED-- There's a scammer out there targeting your bank account. It appears the targets, right now, are active-duty troops and retired military.
Retired serviceman William Chandler says he's a victim of the scam. He says it all started when he noticed a one-cent deposit into his checking account. After the one-cent deposit, his bank account was drained of about of about $124.00.
The whole thing might have gone unnoticed if Chandler hadn't checked the account on-line. "Normally I wouldn't have checked it at that time, because I hadn't made any transactions. But something told me to check out my checking account. So I went on-line and I looked and I see a transaction in there for a place called Equity First" said Chandler.
Chandler isn't alone in being scammed. He tells 7 News that through his research he found out Equity First was able to scam thousands and thousands of bank accounts.