Scammers steal AT&T phone numbers, personal information hacked

 Scammers steal AT&T phone numbers, personal information hacked

FRESNO, California (KGPE) – A local business owner is the latest known victim to a nationwide scheme that cost her $20,000.

Two people in Tennessee are now behind bars for spearheading the scam.

Authorities are calling it one of the most methodical scams they’ve ever seen.

“I started freaking out, I tried logging onto my accounts, I couldn’t get into anything,” Sarah Reichman, Head Over Heels salon owner, said. “None of my emails, my Venmo, My PayPal, nothing worked.”

The scheme is an elaborate one that ultimately ends with the arrest of Brandon Danley and Taryn Watson of Memphis, Tennessee, but not before they would steal half a million dollars from dozens of AT&T customers across the country.

According to an affidavit, Danley and Watson had in their possession authentic AT&T employee identification numbers.

It’s unknown how they obtained them.

Posing as employees, they were able to…

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