A story from Ohio sheds lights on a new scam impacting customers. One customer, according to the Salem News:
“received a call from a person claiming to be an attorney for a payday loan company. He was advised to make a payment arrangement or face thousands of dollars more in attorney fees and arrest by local police.
Babb was directed to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak, a re-loadable prepaid money card, after which he provided more than one person with the pin number.
Babb was then advised the money had been picked up by the wrong person and he was asked to send a new card.
Green Dot officials looked into the matter and believe this to be a fraud but were able to recover a portion of Babb’s money.”
The full article from the Salem News in Ohio can be found here.