Don’t Fall For The Green Dot MoneyPak Prepaid Card Scam!
Scams of all kinds have historically involved the victim wiring cash to a stranger, but now that many consumers have gotten wise to this fact, scammers have found a new way for them to pay them.
They’re called Green Dot MoneyPak cards. They’re reloadable debit cards, available everywhere, and you can use them to pay your phone, cable, or credit card bill. They’re typically for people who don’t have, or want, bank accounts. Scammers like them because they’re more convenient than a money wire, but just as untraceable.
Fraudsters have been attempting to use Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid cards to steal hard-earned money from innocent people, like you. Read on and discover how to protect yourself from being a victim of fraud!
In case you’re not familiar with them, Green Dot MoneyPak cards are prepaid cards that can be purchased at convenience stores and used in place of a credit card. Since they’re prepaid, if a scammer gets the code located under the scratch-off strip on the reverse side of the card, they can claim the money from the card very quickly. And once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
Scam scenarios involving these cards might unfold in a variety of ways, but the gist is that scammers tell their victims that they have a buyer for their vacant land, but they need to first pay a special “survey” or “closing cost” by purchasing a Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid card for a specific amount of money and providing the number located under the scratch-off strip on the back of the card over the phone. However, these scammers are NOT from Vacant Land Auction and have NO intention on assisting you with your property.