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.

MoneyPak fraud complaint number is: 1-800-GREEN DOT
However I read several online reports claiming they don't answer the phone.
And they won't refund your money if you've been ripped off. So file a police report. If ever the thieves are caught, maybe you can take them to court.

56 comments:

  1. found a similar ad on my local Craigslist. Very similar M.O. but they sent txt that read:

    "i work for the greendot refund call center i am able to change the value of moneypaks by adding a extra 0 for instance u load a 100 i change it to a 1000..."

    The number is 682-587-6591 reverses to Kenneth, TX. I googled the phone number and saw nothing but listings in classifieds all over the states. Looks like the "nigerian" scam has taken on a new form. These guys never quit...
    Beware of this # on any classified AD!

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    1. A couple ppl postin this same thing on fb I thought about it cause it sounds good but something kept telling me its a scame so I decided to look it up im glad I did

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    2. This girl named Allante Carter on Facebook is doing the same scam...she messaged me today....glad I did my research before I fell in the hole

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  2. Yeah i just got asked about this tonight. It was the one where they can add a 0 to any amount and said it was 100% legit. I talked to the guy. It was a guy from chicago with a 773 area code. He said it was a 15 minute transaction and said he would make sure i would get paid so he could. Not so sure about this one...

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    1. Ask him wat store he work at and look him up get the whole address and everything

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    2. how does this sound like it is legit in any form??? a) your trying to scam someone out of money and more than likely your gonna get scammed out of any money you have on the card. If it is possible for some insider to add an extra 0 to your deposit, doesn't that sound illegal?? Im sure he wasn't trained that way and pretty certain if/when the company catches him he will lose his job and likely be arrested. The best attitude to have is if it sounds to good to be true, it probly is!!!

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    3. Yeah it's illegal, but making money legally is not greeting me no where here. I tried that scheme from desperation, and trust me it did well.. I put an entire check of $600 and in my green dot card was $6000. But i tell you what, he asked me to send him $1000. & i didn't. So yeah i scammed a scammer. And feel good about it.

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    4. What an incredibly ridiculous assertion. Do you think your stupid little comment will convince people? STOP. Just stop.

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    5. I have some guy call me I met through the dating site flirt from fb pretending too fall in love sweet taking for a few weeks then out of the blue claims his daughter has mrsa and needs to get green dot money pak card and send him 2000 his name is James Orrington according too him And he claims to be from England beaware I didn't Fall for the scam although I first fell for the BS about love first s site my mom didn't raise no fool be aware

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  3. Well I think it is legit. A friend of mine told me they have done it several times and it is cool. So I am not investing a lot but if it works I will blog about it

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    1. You'll have a better chance making money playing the lottery, then trying this bullshit..Don't be a sucker

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    2. I have tried it and they took 200 from me. one of the chicks thats doing it on Facebook is named sennita taylor. if you don't believe me go look her up on Facebook. i think its such a broke person mentality to steal from other people. especially during the holidays

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    3. Chenita Johnson that's on facebook is running this same scam. Her profile is listed that she works for Western Union & that she is the manager. She has that she is from Miami but live in Philly, studied @ Florida State University. But giving a Atlanta address to send the money to. Don't fall for bullshit. Its a scam

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  4. I just say an add on cl for this too, where they can add a 0 to any ammoynt loaded on to your money pal, at first she was convincing because she said that she will wait until it goes through for me to pay her through pay pal or send her money. My husband is a former police officer I told him about it, he said scam fraud fraud... That thy would trace that back to your bank account. Ect... Be aware!

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  5. If someone can tell me how it's done I'll give them half of the money. I whether do it myself because the last person scam my ass so I whether pay someone for telling how it do it anyone know can email me at cjeanette06@gmail.com

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  6. lol.......folks, if it sounds TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.........then it probably is.

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  7. YES! Not only on craigslist but these social sites as well. twitter, instagram, facebook, etc. I have seen the exact same thing. A guy says that he works for pay pal and will add a zero to any money that you put on the card. He has pictures of people of that he supposedly did this for and everything. BEWARE! These people are scammers. If it was real then why would they be so interested and willing to risk their jobs by giving random people money.

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  8. I have a follower on instagram @moneyteamcece claiming to be a single mother. She always posts pictures of people with money saying their her clients and that 200 gets you 2000, 300 gets you 3000 and so own. She proclaims that its legit but I'd rather not take any chances. Her # is (616)929-3800 beware because I asked her how her business works and all she told me was to get a card and put atleast 200 on it and she could add a zero

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  9. Its a person on Instagram by the name of @SomanyBankrollss doing the samething. Youve been Warned

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  10. Hello, I absolute love your site and what you doing here. If you need someone to translate something into Chinese simplified, I can lend you a hand as much as I can.

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  11. ITS NEGATIVE FOR THEM TO ADD 000
    WHAT THEY DO IS WIRING MONEY FROM PPL CREDIT DEBIT CARD AND MAKING WIRE TRANSFER FOR YOU TO PICK UP AND FUCK UP UR NAME SO ITS UP TO YOU TO FALL FOR IT ITS REAL A COUPLE WEEKS LATER IT WILL COME BACK TO HUNT U DOWN
    SO ITS UR CHOICE MY FRIEND NO FREE MONEY
    FAST MONEY = JAIL TIME

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  12. I got rip off 100 I know every body need money some kind of way yes it is catchie quick introduction to make money but stupid I did now I'm out of 100 dollars the bitch was on facebook delete me after she took my money this fuck up real talk

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    1. was it mariah Smith a blk girl who claims she works at Wal-Mart

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    2. does it really make a difference if they black or white.. a scammer is a scammer

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    3. Most likely its not the person in the profile pic doing the scam. But one of those out of country Nigerian, Ghana scams.

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  13. somebody got me out of 200 saying she worked at wal mart and can do the same thing. I tried it just to see and she never texted back. I texted her and called her all kinds of names. There's this guy on instagram call FrankBandz doing the moneypak thing as well. He puts up videos with all these hundred dollar bills trying to lure people in. I'm not falling for it again

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  14. There is a chick on instagram @serramunez doing the same thing. She says load it, and she will have her friend add a 0, then after you get the money we have to western union her 500. Here is a copy of the texts... : her: Ok, well my best friend works for a reload debit card company called My Vanilla, and she can add and extra digit to whatever you deposit on it. She adds a "0"
    Me: Details?
    Her: All u gotta do is, go to 7eleven, CVS, or Walgreens purchase the card and add the funds to it, keep receipt and let me know when, and she can add a digit
    Me: It's a My Vanilla card? Does she get a cut from what I deposit? Or does the cut go to you?
    Her: Comes to me and I give it to her
    Her: U send cut after you get your money
    Me: wow. Okay. I'm on it
    Her: So 200 would turn into 2,000 and 300 would turn into 3,000, if you get the drift. After you get money u have to send my cut 500 through western union...
    Me: Gotta run some errands first. I'll hit you soon.
    Her: What time are you ready ?

    I never messaged her back

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  15. Same scam...Kristina Williams Phone Number 708-802-3592 Claims to be from Phoenix Arizona, but that is an Illinois phone number. Had a fake facebook profile but it has since disappeared. Green Dot moneypak scam, they cant do anything to help you once your money is gone. Beware.

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  16. MONEYPAK Scam,,my senior parents living in Ontario, Canada were called by a Mr.Shaw ph#702-347-4959 also used names O'Neil Bennette Whitehouse G.A.W.I and Gary Williams, they just won $2.5million plus will get $400,000 in CASH at the door when they deliver their prizes!! All you had to do was purchase the Greendot moneypak for $200 or go to Western Union and mention the name above O'Neil Bennette Whitehouse.

    These idiots I frown on as they PRAY on seniors when they sense a vulnerability--SPREAD THE WORD EVERYONE!!!!

    They are very smooth, very very convincing and genuine sounding and quick to tell you that the money is not for himself but for the "merchandiser" to deliver your prizes!

    They also were asking for my dad's Social Insurance Number---NEVER EVER GIVE OUT THESE NUMBERS unless you are applying for a job!

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    1. watch out for a chick named sennita taylor .. she on that bs on Facebook. of course after i sent her 200 she deleted me off Facebook well she actually just blocked me because i can see her from another page. just another broke chick trying to scam

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    2. Chenita Johnson is using this same scam. Telling people she work for western union. Phone number #470-798-7435. Please don not fall in this trap..she & some other male is scamming on facebook. She stated that she only need 5 dummies a day after we found out she was crooked. Please these people have to be stopped!

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  17. My aunt really did know someone who could turn her $50 into $500 using green dot.. I never knew how they did it but daily she was going to walgreens and putting $50 on a reload able card. Then she'd go home and call some guy, they do something over the phone and me and my aunt go to krogers and she's pulling out $500 bucks using the self check Lane doing cash back.. They do $100 cash back at a time doing $5 bills.. So you would have to get 5 items and scan them separately and do cash back on each one.. She did this DAILY and I never knew how.. Didn't know if it was illegal.. I was partially ignorant to it at the time. Idk who she was dealing with Lol but it worked for her

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  18. If all you have to do is add a zero, then why not just load 20 dollars and add 2 zeroes instead? Once you give the pin its over. You just gave whatever money that yli loaded away. Its amazing to me that so many people could even think this was feesible, let alone fall for it

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  19. Hey you know whats funny why cant i put 10 in and get a hundred or 30 and get 300. Cause its a lie . But you know what i do when i run across those people. I feed them a whole bunch of b.s. Bad card numbers and pins waste their time because if they get one dummy a day they rich. Smh so im a mess with there percentage. So green dot scammers beware cause im a have you looking stupid, im going to say hey i put 1000 on the card add a zero and have them l waiting for days lol

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  20. Exposing ALL Istagram pages that do this.

    @brandozon
    @cashk442
    @bandgangtakeoff
    @bandteamchapo
    @jasonfreebands
    @beengoinstrong
    @flip_yourbands
    @atmkee__ (actually asking for debit card information!!)
    @reupyourmoney
    @stackeduposs
    @getting__guap
    @moneyakinladieee
    @grandstobands60
    @moneymakincito
    @the_money_center1
    @flipstackz300
    @carlospaid_
    ...the list goes on. Watched my friend get scammed into this and I was ready to do it too if it worked (which it didn't). These people need to be stopped. I also should've known better since I'm in college and I usually do my research on sketchy stuff. You win some, you lose some. This chick's number was 501-215-5578 btw. Her page is deleted.

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    1. Also there's a guy on IG @maserati_ricky doing the same thing!

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  21. www.Facebook.com/TheOnlineGreenlist

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  22. Someone just did my family member the same way...calling the police in Chicago Illinois to help me get her..I researched for family member and found out a week later she did it to someone else and we are putting her on the chopping block. Got her real name jaquita Adams phone number2246338166..got her sons school information... her family info and area she lives in..she deleted her page but found out she put up one under Ashley banks(fresh prince of be lair daughter name..LoL)..she better hope the police get her because I am giving her hell.becarefjl and if we GEF together tag their fake page and let it be known we may not get out money... it justice is best served cold...

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  23. There is some chick on Facebook doin the same thing I caught her by getting her to call me n well she kind of fucked herself....her Facebook name is "Lyrik Lathem" she's got videos of a very attractive girl that speaks perfect northerner English however, when I had her call me she called from a Missouri number (page claimed she was Colorado native) nd she the thickest country ratchet accent. Here's the kicker, when I asked who it was calling the responded Michelle...I then said "dnt u mean Lyrik lol I knew it was a scam the whole time I just wanted to see how much I could get out of here but then the girl said "umm yea" like for real how stupid can one person be especially the scammer, but yea the Facebook name is Lyrik Lathem n this person is the definition of a dumb ratchet bitch

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  24. Another scammin ass instagram page is called @Bankofdanniii schemin ass bitch fuckin filthy animals

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  25. another instagram page im_getting_it_in

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  26. Norrithepaperboy is on instagram he is a scammer beware

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  27. Precious onmygrind hatley on Facebook is a fraud watch that bitch

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  28. Lavishlifebella on IG Scammer

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  29. there's a lot of them out there!! Bianca Meadows, Zoe Rene Cruz, Kody Ontime.....I was so close to giving in to their bullshit but thank God I did some research and came across this page!! these people are heartless and scamming innocent people left right n centre!! i think what they do is they scam the person and add the 0 to the amount and just keep the money!! cuz they all seem to have lots of money! they gotta be stopped!

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  30. IG scammers:
    reliableincomeassistance
    fastthousands

    If you see pictures of money. Set down your phone, and run...

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    1. Also add I_get_bandz on IG

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  31. There's one on Craigslist New Orleans under customer service jobs. Her number is 843-494-2946

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    1. Did you try it?

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    2. oh your talking about Desirae... I was thingking about doing it she sounds like she could really make it work I called her and she says she has people that she actualy works with she gave me his number and he told me that it really works and he bought his first car with it I might try it if it works it works if it don't it don't but let me know if you tried it

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    3. Desrae is MAN that tries to sound like a woman and sends a womans picture to your phone...scammer all the same....luckily i was able to get my money back from the company.

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    4. Walmart stopped cashing those green dot cards because of fraud activity

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  32. What about hellabandzhitta

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  33. What kills me is if it was real, it would still be ILLEGAL!!!. Yall folks have that hood mentality. Thinking they can get the so called hookup. No common sense at all. You will never get the hook up. Either get a better paying job, go to college, or ask your family for help. This is America. Better wake up

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