DATE: going on for a time prior to 07/29/14 CASE: 14-08449
WHERE IT HAPPENED: Internet/phone calls
NAME OF ACCUSED: Unk.
AGE OF ACCUSED: Unk.
ADDRESS OF ACCUSED: Los Angeles and Atlanta
OFFICER (S) INVESTIGATING:Ptl. Lotito
DATE OF ARREST: If only we could
VICTIM: Not being posted
ANY OTHER INFORMATION: A resident came into the Police Department to report Fraud. the victim is having money problems and are trying to save their home from forclosure. The victim went on the internet looking for a loan to pay the Lawyers retainer fee. After going onto the internet they were contacted by a man called Jack Brown. Brown told them the following:
– He needed them to get a $199.00 Green Dot Money Pak and put $199.00 on it then read him the numbers. So they did
– He then needed $310.00 for maintenance on the loan again with a Green Dot Money Pak. So they went to Rite Aid and did so. Again giving him the nubmers
– He needed them to get another Green Dot Money Pak to pay 40% of the taxes on the loan which would be $500.00. They went to Rite Aid, bought a Green Dot Money Pak and gave him the numbers
– He then said California would not pay the taxes for New Jersey so he needed them to go back and get another Green Dot Money Pak for $600.00. They had to borrow money to complete this transaction. They went back to Rite Aid, bought the Green Dot Money Pak and gave him the numbers for the $600.00. He promised the the loan would go through now.
– Brown said there was now a problem with the loan and it was “adjusted.” They needed to pay $390.00 more They went back to Rite Aid, got the Green Dot Money Pak and gave him the numbers
– They were now told they were too late with the payment and needed to reapply for the loan which would be $275.00 or cancel for $337.00
At that point they realized this is a scam and came into the Police Department. The money is gone.
I know I will be doing another and another and another press release on these Green Dot Money Pak scams. DO NOT GET GREEN DOT MONEY PAK’S AND SEND THEM TO STRANGERS. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER. Maybe that just might stop one more person from being scammed. “Maybe”