Telephone Schemers Target Euless Residents

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    AP

    For more than a year now several residents in the City of Euless have become victims of a telephone scheme that uses Green Dot MoneyPak cards to steal money.

    The Euless Police Department said the schemers will claim to be representatives working for a federal or local law enforcement agency.

    Residents said the callers will then advise them to immediately pay fees to avoid having a warrant issued for their arrest.

    Police said residents have sent Green Dot MoneyPak Cards with large amounts of money, some in the thousands of dollars, to unknown addresses.

    Officials have traced some transactions to areas out of the state. However, investigators have no additional information that can lead to the identification of the people making the calls.

    Police said the callers appear to be targeting Middle Eastern residents.