Town and Country police warning residents about debit card scam

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 6:35 PM

(KMOV) – Police are warning residents about a scam that’s hit west St. Louis County.

 

Town and Country police say several people have been called and told they’ve won $1 million and a Mercedes in a sweepstakes.

But in order to get the winnings, they need to send money on a Green Dot prepaid debit card to pay the taxes.

After one person sent $400, police began sending out alerts about a scam. Police say Green Dot debit cards are legit, but raise less suspicion than having the victim wire the money.

 

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