LAPORTE — A LaPorte woman was scammed, but her bank stopped her from becoming a victim.
According to LaPorte Police, the 44-year-old woman reported she was approved for a $10,000 loan by a man on the phone claiming to be with another bank.
At his request, she gave him her bank account information to allow for a direct deposit of the money.
Thinking she had the money in her account, the woman told police she celebrated by gambling at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City but later discovered the cash she was expecting had not been deposited.
Instead, her account information was used by another still unknown party to try to cash four checks totaling about $3,000.
The bank rejected the checks, though, because the handwriting on each one did not match hers, police said.