Tilton police send out alert regarding Green Dot Money Pak Card scam

TILTON — Police here are warning residents of a scam involving Green Dot MoneyPak Card and callers who purport to be a loan company.

In a media release sent yesterday, Police Chief Robert Cormier said one local victim was told that she had been approved for a loan from a company called Loans of America for $3,000 but needed to put the initial payment of $278 on a Green Dot MoneyPak card so the company could verify that at lest the first payment could be made.

Once the card was purchased, the victim was told to call the company at a specific phone number and give the person who answered the PIN number of the back so they could verify the number.

Cormier said the caller told the victim that no money would be taken from the card and once they could verify the card amount, $3,000 would be deposited into her bank account.

Police said Green Dot MoneyPak card can be purchased in nearly 50,000 retail store throughout the country. According to their Website MoneyPak is a way to send money to where you need it. They are commonly used to make Internet purchases.

Anyone who believes they have been victims of this scam are asked to call their local police department.