Is Your Bank Responsible For Not Warning You About Keyloggers?
from the seems-like-a-stretch dept
We’ve spoken before about the Steve Dallas school of “sue whoever has the most money, even if they’re obviously not at fault” way of thinking. It appears that someone in Florida who was scammed out of $90,000 is using the same tactic in suing Bank of America for allowing him to be a victim of a keylogging attack. It’s not entirely clear what happened, but investigators found some kind of trojan horse program on his PC, and they assume that allowed a keylogging program to be installed. From that, someone got his bank account info and transferred $90,000 out of his account and sent it to Latvia. While the guy is obviously a victim of fraud, instead of going after those who actually committed the crime, he’s suing Bank of America for not warning him that bad people might try to steal his money. Maybe he should his parents, too, for not teaching him that some people aren’t very nice. Bank of America, for their part, should be trying to help this guy get back his money, but it’s unclear how they should be blamed for the crime.