Police Warn of “Money Packs” Fraud Scheme
October 1, 2013 — Hobart Police are warning residents about a new phone fraud scheme.
Police First Sergeant Jeremy Ogden says the fraud involves callers who tend to target senior citizens.
He says the caller tells unknowing victims that they’ve won a money prize, usually millions of dollars, that require “transfer fees.”
Ogden says recent fraud calls insist that pretend winners get Walmart money packs, or prepaid money cards, to pay the caller.
He reminds people that no real prizes require that winners pay to receive them.
Ogden also advises people to never arrange meetings with the callers. He says people should just call police.