St. Landry

Oct 26, 2012 6:08 PM by KATC

OPD warning citizens of a scam

OPD has received several calls from citizens who have been contacted by individuals informing them that they are winners of large sums of money and a new car.

In order to receive this money they are to go to an area department store namely Wal-Mart and purchase a Green Dot Money Pack Card and put $100.00 to $500.00 on it. The individual then gives a code # in an attempt to validate the scam. Once the potential victim obtains the green dot card the scammer informs them that he will meet him/her with an attorney, and hand over the new car as well as millions of dollars to the card holder.

Do not give out your personal information or entertain the caller, HANG UP!! The more you listen the better it sounds. The target seems to be senior citizens. If you or anyone you know has encountered such a call contact the OPD (337)948-2500.



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