12/18/2012 11:08:55 AM
Green Dot Prepaid Card Scam hits members of Farmers Electric Cooperative.
We have had a few members who have been victims of a scam. They have received a call warning that their electricity is about to be shut off unless they buy a Green Dot prepaid debit card and load it with money. They are given a number with a 972 area code and told togive them the serial number on the card. They may tell you to ask for Katherine Moss or Virginia White.
Green Dot “money pak” cards are available at convenience stores, gas stations and pharmacies. Consumers add money to the cards with cash and then use them to pay bills and add money to online accounts. Because only cash is used, the cards are hard to trace.
This scam has popped up in at least three states - Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.
If you receive a call requesting you to buy a Green Dot card, please contact one of our customer service representatives at 903-455-1715 or 800-541-2662
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