- Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Police in Rogers are warning area residents about the so-called “Green-Dot Scam.”

Police said in a news release that they’ve received complaints about the scam in which residents receive a phone call from a person claiming to be from a local utility company and saying the resident must pay a delinquent utility bill or the service would be shut off.

The scam is known as the Green-Dot Scam because victims are told to go to a business and buy a Green Dot Money Pak that is a re-loadable debit card - then put an amount of money on the card and give the card’s identification number to the person allegedly with the utility company.

Once the person has the identification number the money can be withdrawn and is likely lost.

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