WFPD: New scam is targeting local businesses

WFPD: New scam is targeting local businesses
The Montague Co. Sheriff's Office posted to its Facebook page on Wednesday about an alternative phone number to use during phone line outages. (Source: KAUZ)

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A new scam is targeting local businesses, according to the WFPD.

The scammers will call a business and pose as someone with the business' corporate office or say they are detectives of an investigating agency.

The scammers will convince the employee an investigation is being conducted into bad business practices or embezzlement at the hands of the owner of general manager.

According to WFPD, the scammers will then instruct the employee to take all the money from the register and leave the business.

The next step involves the employee going to a Walmart, CVS, United, etc... and the money is put on green dots cards or the like and then the employee is asked to send the scammers photos or tell them the numbers on the back of the card.

WFPD is encouraging business owners to speak with their employees about this ongoing scam and put procedures in place to avoid a financial loss due to this scam.

If you have any questions you can call the WFPD at 940-761-7792.

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