There are 6 major types of scams being used today that call for MoneyPak numbers or MoneyPak receipt information. The list includes FBI Internet scams, Lottery scams, Imposter scams, Online Auction/Sale scams, Job scams, and Grant Fraud scams.
The common theme in each one is this: “Pay right away using your MoneyPak or else you’ll be fined. Pay right now or criminal charges will be filed against you. Pay right now or you won’t collect your lottery winnings. Pay right now or you’ll be abandoning your relative who’s travelling abroad and needs your money. Pay right now or you won’t get the goods or services you ordered online. Pay right now or you won’t get that job offer or your uniforms. Pay right now or you won’t get that corporate grant of $10,000.00.
IF YOU GIVE ANYONE YOU DON’T KNOW your MoneyPak numbers or your receipt numbers, YOU STILL won’t collect your lottery winnings, you won’t get your goods or services from an online merchant, you still won’t get that job offer, you certainly won’t get that corporate grant of $10,000.00, you luckily won’t be abandoning your travelling relative, and you definitely WON’T be fined, arrested, or faced with criminal charges against you.
BUT YOU WILL HAVE LOST ALL YOUR MONEY.
So, DON’T DO IT. Don’t give that number or receipt to anyone who wants those numbers right away. Use it only with accounts YOU CONTROL. Make sure you use it ONLY WITH APPROVED MONEYPAK PARTNERS. Talk to your representatives at CVS, Dollar General, Kmart, RiteAid, 7Eleven, Walgreens, or Walmart for a list of approved MoneyPak partners.
From the desk of Jane Constant
Senior Relations Specialist
Nashua Police Department