FBI Seeking Victims of PayPal Fraud Case

The government is tracking fraudulent grant, securities and "bank" check scams.

Federal investigators and the Reno Police Department are seeking victims of a PayPal fraud case that is getting underway in court.

RENO, NEV. — The FBI, United States Secret Service, IRS, United States Postal Inspection Service and the Reno Police Department have conducted an investigation on stolen identities used to open PayPal accounts between 2012 and 2017. Last week, a Reno resident was indicted in federal court in the PayPal fraud case.

Kenneth Gilbert Gibson, 46, allegedly engaged in a $3.5 million fraud scheme involving over 8,000 fraudulent PayPal credit accounts, bank accounts and prepaid credit and debit card accounts he created with stolen identities, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Federal investigators are requesting anyone who believes their identity was stolen and used in a fraudulent PayPal transaction during this time period complete a questionnaire.

FBI announced that any PayPal fraud victims that come forward will be sent notifications as the case develops.

Access the original announcement on the FBI’s website.

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