Don’t Fall Victim to ‘Green Dot Card Scams’

 

Victory State Bank wants to remind you that some consumer frauds are perpetrated in an old-fashioned way – over the telephone.

Staten Island’s only community-based business bank is citing a warning from the New York City Police and Consumer Affairs departments about “Green Dot Card Scams.”

According to authorities, people are losing thousands of dollars in a phone scam involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards. The caller claims to be collecting a debt from a utility company like Con Edison or the IRS, or says that a family member has been hurt or is in danger.

The caller threatens that the victim must make payment immediately with Green Dot MoneyPak or that they will lose their heat or electric or face possible deportation or criminal prosecution.

Bottom Line: Never wire money or provide the numbers of a Green Dot or other prepaid card to someone you don’t know.

 

 

 

About Victory State Bank

 

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.VictoryStateBank.com.

 

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