For years, banking scams have been rampant and a popular Twitch streamer recently shared her experience saying that she received a text message on her phone and how she fell for an insane $5,000 banking scam.

People probably used their phone number to sign up for things online if the number they had has been thiers for long enough.Some websites may sell people’s information to other companies, resulting in falling numbers falling into the wrong hands.

If such things happen, people will start receiving fake messages that appear to be genuine. Unfortunately for the streamer, LuluLovely received a fraud notification from her bank and followed the instructions given.

According to LuluLovely, when she woke up to a message that someone was attempting to send $5,000 from her Zelle account, she instantly informed the bank that it wasn’t her.

After exchanging a few messages with the scammer, she was told that someone from the fraud department would call her to assist her in securing her account. She deposited the $5,000 into her Zelle account after being told she needed to do so in order to become a recipient and then the scammer then requested that she check her email for a code and read it to the person behind the other line and said that the email looked so legit and as a result, she read him the code and gave the scammer access to everything.

LuluLovely went on to say that she received another email from another bank stating that someone created and set up a Zelle account using her email address and realized at that point that the scammer would transfer the $5,000 to themselves and that she would never see it again.

If you receive a text message or an email that you aren’t sure about, you can go look up your bank’s direct number to make sure and confirm whether it’s real or not. LuluLovely has been scammed but this experience of her serves as a lesson.