February 26, 2015

Scam report

We have gotten some reports today of yet another scam involving green dot cards. This time, the person who is calling is reportedly identifying himself as an employee of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

This person first identified himself as Lt. Mike Edwards, but might use other names. He asks people to go get green dot cards, scratch off the back and give him the number so he can cash them. The reports we have so far are sketchy because the people he has called have immediately challenged him on his claims and when challenged, he hangs up immediately.

This is a common scam that takes many forms. If you ever receive a phone call from someone asking for immediate payment in the form of green dot cards, you should assume it is a scam and DO NOT comply with the instructions. There is no legitimate business that will insist on this kind of immediate payment.

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