Barrington residents targeted for cyber attacks, thefts

Barrington residents targeted for cyber attacks, thefts


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Three Barrington residents were targeted for thefts last week.

On Monday, Jan. 27, a Foote Street resident told police he had reason to believe his bank account and personal information had been compromised. He said he had received two bills in the mail — one from Best Buy and another from T-Mobile — for expenditures he said he never made.

A day later, an elderly Maple Avenue resident contacted police after he suspected someone was using his store credit cards to Kohls, Macys and Sears to make fraudulent purchases. The man told police that someone had stolen the cards out of his car and used the Kohls card to make two purchases at the Seekonk store — the first for $848 and the second for $432. Police are hoping to review surviellance footage as part of the investigation.

Also on Tuesday, Jan. 28, a Christine Drive resident called police after she received a bill from Sprint for $777. The woman told officers that she does not have an account with Sprint.