Police issue scam alert

CHENANGO COUNTY – Local law enforcement are urging people to protect themselves from a growing number of scam claims involving Green Dot money MoneyPak cards.



According to authorities, scams often involve imposters posing as debt collectors or family members requesting money via MoneyPak transfers. In one instance, an elderly victim was called by a stranger pretending to be her grandchild. The woman, believing she was talking to her grandchild, provided him the numeric code from a MoneyPak card which allowed the fake to obtain thousands of dollars in the card’s cash value.


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