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Police investigating new scams involving Green Dot Cards

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Chances are you've heard about Green Dot Card scams, but police say despite all the warnings they continue to be a big problem.

Green Dot Cards are prepaid debit cards that can be bought at most convenience stores, where purchases are deducted from the card's balance.

In the past month alone, police departments in Franklin, Murfreesboro and Gallatin have reported cases of victims being scammed into paying for a bill or a prize with a Green Dot Card.

Officials with the Better Business Bureau say scammers are drawn to the cards, because they're not tied to bank accounts and are harder for the victim to get his or her money back.

According to the Green Dot Corporation, if anyone asks for the number on your card it's probably a scam.

They advise never to use the numbers on the cards to pay for something found in classifieds or to collect a prize.

The funds are not insured against loss.

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