Des Moines Police alert residents, businesses to money card scheme

Posted on Mar 12, 2014

Authorities have received reports from a number of Des Moines residents and businesses that have been targeted by scams involving money card payments.  The scam begins when someone claiming to be associated with a business, utility or law enforcement calls the victim, claiming that the victim is behind on a payment and will face loss of services or legal consequences if they don't pay immediately.  The caller tells the victim to buy a money card and call back with the card number.  In different reports, the caller has claimed to be from MidAmerican Energy, the IRS, and a law enforcement official who arrested a victim’s family member.   Suspects have apparently been creating a fake caller ID to make the call appear legitimate.

Des Moines police get money card scam complaints

Des Moines Police get money card scam complaints

Des Moines Police Warn of Money Scam

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