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Norfolk Police Department warns residents about Navy Federal scam

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The Norfolk Police Department issued a news release about this scam, and we here at the Norfolk Sheriff's Office Consumer Protection Unit wanted to share it with you.

Detectives are warning the public about a scam that is impacting military service members.

The Norfolk Police Department has been made aware of a suspicious activity that is taking place in parking lots and on roadways where service members are being approached or flagged down by someone who is claiming to need financial help and asked if they have the Navy Federal app on their phone.

During the encounter, the suspects use the victims phone to access the Navy Federal app where the suspects are able to a secure loan and/or transfer a large amount of money from the victims bank account.  

Areas in the City of Norfolk that have been impacted are:

  • 8100 block of Hampton Boulevard
  • 7500 block of Granby Street
  • 7500 block of Tidewater Drive
  • 6300 block of N Military Highway  

The Norfolk Police Department reminds residents to always be cautious about letting someone who you do not know use your cell phone, and to always report any suspicious behavior by calling the Norfolk non-emergency number 757-441-5610.

Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of such fraudulent activity can report it to the Economic Crime Unit at 757-664-7018.  

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If you've been subjected to a scam attempt like this, please contact the Norfolk Sheriff's Office's Consumer Protection Unit to file a report.

File a Fraud Report