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Lufkin Dollar General manager scammed into activating $2.5K in prepaid cards

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The Lufkin Police Department is investigating an incident in which someone called the Dollar General on Kurth Drive and allegedly scammed a manager into activating more than $2,500 in prepaid cards.

According to the Lufkin Police Department’s daily activity report, the incident occurred at about 9:12 a.m. Monday.

A man claiming to be a corporate loss prevention officer called the manager at the Kurth Drive Dollar General store and told her she needed to activate the cards, so she could take them out of service, the report stated. The manager did so with a number of Amazon, Net 10, and Vanilla prepaid cards.

According to the report, the woman told the responding LPD officer that it seemed as if the man knew the store’s computer system very well.

“A district store manager later told an officer that this is a nationwide scam and that it has prompted new policy and training on prepaid cards,” the report stated.

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