Friday, May 10, 2013

Green Dot MoneyPak Scam


More criminals responding to my Craigslist ads, and cloaking their identity via the CL email relay system.

Message came from "Bulk Dealer"

Wanted to see if u wanted to make a little money on the side part-time with me. I work at a Wal-Mart money center and have access to adding money to greendot cards. More u can load the more we can add. All I ask is that we split profits 50/50 so let me know if interested.

I don't know what those cards are. Tell me more.

Its really simple. I work at the Wal-Mart money center (11-6pm) and can change the amount of money added to a green dot moneypak card. The process takes a 1-2 hours. You buy a greendot money card and load it with some money. I look it up in the system override the funds and in 1-2 hrs the extra money is on the card. You will also need a prepaid debit card if u don't already have one.
Load $200 and I can make it $1000
Load $300 and I can make it $1500
Load $400 and I can make it $2000
Load $500 and I can make it $2500

Call or text me at 334-498-0976 if u got questions or want to talk more.
From my Android phone on T-Mobile

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Phone number: 334-498-0976
Carrier: Powertel Birmingham Licenses, Inc.
City: Daleville
County: Dale
State: Alabama
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Ok, I bought a card and loaded $300. (Lies) Now what?

Ok Text or email me the card number. Did u load from a Walmart? I'll be here till about 6-630. Do u have a debit card to do the withdrawal quickly? What is ur name and phone number pls?

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There are several angles used to trick people in this scam.

According to the BBB; “Fraudsters will call or email you saying that you won a lottery or can buy discount merchandise at their phony websites – but you need to pay fees to get your prize or purchase that merchandise via MoneyPak –and only MoneyPak. Then they ask for the 14-digit code. Once you have given them that code – the crooks can then transfer your MoneyPak funds to their own prepaid cards."

Unlike credit cards, MoneyPak transactions can never be reversed.
They will not refund your money if you gave your MP card number to thieves.
So file a police report. If ever the crooks are caught, maybe you can take them to court? I mean, unless you're so stupid you thought you could cash in on this scam by collaborating with criminals, in which case you probably don't want to call the cops, because that won't reflect well on you.

MoneyPak dispute form
Cardholder customer service: 1-866-795-7597