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Wed July 30, 2014
Debit Card Scammers Target Wyoming
Riverton, Casper, and Lander have all seen a wave of prepaid debit card scams in the last few days.
Green Dot Visa cards are debit cards that can be loaded with cash at a convenience store.
Riverton Police Captain Eric Murphy says citizens have been asked to use Green Dot cards to send money to scammers pretending to be representatives of big cash prizes like Publishers Clearing House, or the IRS.
“One local lady here in town had paid $28,000 worth of Green Dot cards to these people.”
Murphy says multiple convenience store managers have also reported phone calls threatening to detonate a bomb in their store if the manager does not deliver a Green Dot loaded with cash. All the bomb threats have been hoaxes.