Scams and Ripoffs: Prepaid-Debit Cards

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV)-- Jeanne Womble and her daughter Rachel say they applied online for a $3,000 loan on Aug. 15. They got a call from someone who told them the application was approved. The caller said they needed put $90 on a prepaid card in order to get the loan, and when they did, the money was taken from the account and they didn't get their loan. They want others to be careful when applying for loans online.

"I don't want other people to go through it. To be wise and not make mistakes like this and fall for scams and anytime you got to pay money up front, that should be a red flag and I should've known not to do it,' said Jeanne, 'but mostly, it makes me feel kind of stupid and used. And I'd hate for anybody else to go through that."

They plan to report the crime to police.


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