SCAM ALERT: East Peoria police issue new warning

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There’s a Green Dot Debit Card scam target East Peoria residents.

Scammers will call and tell residents or business owners they have to pay a bill or a fee and it must be done by Green Dot Prepaid Visa Debit Cards.

Victims have loaded money on these cards, and then the scammer asks the victim to relay a pin number from the back, over the phone. That’s how the scammers are able to access and use the money.

East Peoria police are reminding everyone that no credible business or government entity would demand a payment over the phone with a Green Dot Card.

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