Police Chief Ronald Sampson is warning citizens of a new scam that is hitting the community. It is a scam that is sweeping across the nation, and it recently hit a local auto parts store.
Sampson said employees at O’Reilly Auto Parts recently received a phone call from a fraudster claiming to be a corporate financial officer.
“They call and tell the employees that there is too much money in the store’s location,” Sampson said. “The employees are told to take the money from the store safe and load onto a card.”
In this particular incident, employees were told to load money onto a Green Dot MoneyPak, which is a prepaid card that can be found at most major retailers. After the card is loaded with a specific amount of cash, the victim is then asked to transfer the serial number to the fraudster, who then transfers the money to another card.
Sampson urges the public to be aware of these scams, adding do not give our personal information or agree to transfer money to suspicious callers.