Local citizen stops in-progress scam

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 08:49 AM.

The manager then spent the next few minutes on the phone with Green Dot and explained the situation. He was able to get her money for the non-refundable card returned.

“She was pretty upset when she found out,” said Duval, “but was happy to get her money back.”

Companies that sell the prepaid cards often have safety measures in place to prevent the buyer falling victim to similar cases of fraud.

“When people buy the Green Dot cards, we’re trained to ask questions,” said Duval. “It’s for their protection against these types of situations.”

These scams typically target the elderly and the phone calls may originate from outside the U.S.

“People need to know about these scams,” said the target’s son, Small. “I want to commend Victor for taking action.”

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