Thomasville Police

MGN Online, nycrpd.org

The Green Dot Money Card scam has made its way to Tallahassee. Police are investigating a new kind of scam that’s hard to trace using reloadable debit cards.

In just one day, at least ten people called to complain to the Tallahassee Police Department about a male lieutenant, who said he had a warrant for their arrest. The problem, TPD Spokesman David Northway says, is no sworn officers are known to have made such a call. And he adds they certainly wouldn’t tell people they could avoid arrest if they purchase a Green Dot Money Card.

MGN Online

Thomasville Police are warning residents about a new kind of scam—targeting the elderly—that’s becoming a growing problem in the South Georgia area.

In the past few months, there have been at least 10 reported cases of people purchasing Green Dot Money Cards and handing over hundreds of dollars over to scammers. Sometimes, they’re told they’ve won the lottery or a grant. Other times, they’re convinced they owe money to the IRS.