The latest scam involves someone pretending to be from an official agency telling you to buy a Green Dot MoneyPac card, instructs you to give them the number off of the back of it and then mailing that card to the supposed agency to make it sound official.
You should always be suspicious if someone you do not know personally asks you for a MoneyPak number. No legitimate company or government agency will ever ask you for a MoneyPak number.
If you have fallen victim to a scam, contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office Fraud Unit at 239-258-3292.
To become an even more effective scam spotter, familiarize yourself with the list of common scams on our Scam Alert page.