We put our money in the bank to be safe.
But this new check scam has criminals cleaning up and wiping out your account.
Nationwide there was over $1 billion in losses last year. One victim said we might as well put our money under the mattress.
Local 4 Consumer Investigator Hank Winchester says it’s a new crime that’s costing some local people big money.
Watch Washed Away: A Help Me Hank Scam Alert - Monday at 5:45 p.m. on Local 4 News and streaming on Local 4+.