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Required Use Of A Prepaid Debit Card Signals A Scam In Progress

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:23 AM
From Kiplinger:
The BBB reports that scammers are calling people and claiming to work for a local electric, water or gas company. The callers tell people that they're late on a utility bill and that their service will be cut off if they don't pay immediately. Then they instruct people to purchase a prepaid debit card to pay their bill and call them back with the card number. Thieves then drain the value from the card.

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The article warns that a requirement to use a prepaid debit card should be a red flag.
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