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BBB Warns About Green Dot MoneyPak Cards

The Better Business Bureau of North Central Texas has received calls from area consumers concerning scams with the Green Dot MoneyPak cards. The MoneyPaks, sold in stores across the United States, are reloadable debit cards normally used to make same-day payments or add money to prepaid cards or PayPal accounts. Scammers need the numbers on the card to perpetuate fraud.

BBB Advises:


1. The public should be very cautious when using a Green Dot MoneyPak to pay an unfamiliar company or individual.  Anyone who requires an up front payment with a Green Dot MoneyPak is very possibly operating a scam.

2. Beware of any offers that do not accept credit cards and ask you to purchase a MoneyPak and provide a MoneyPak number in an e-mail or over the phone.

3. Reloadable cash cards like Green Dot MoneyPak and other methods of cash transfers like MoneyGram and Western Union should never be used to send money to anyone you do not know.

4. These types of payments are virtually impossible to trace, and there is a good chance you will lose your money.

5. Never give the card numbers over the phone to an unknown company.

For more information, visit www.bbb.org.

 

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