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Oconee Service Station Employee Scammed by Caller

The clerk activated four $500 calling cards over the phone for someone claiming to be from the "corporate office."

A warning to employees of stores that offer calling cards: if you get a call from someone asking for activation of cards over the phone, verify the transaction first.

A Circle M employee recently learned that the hard way. On Nov. 16, she told an Oconee County Sheriff's deputy she'd received a call from a lady named "Nancy" claiming to be from the "corporate office." 

The caller instructed the clerk to get four $500 Vanilla Reload calling cards and activate them.  The clerk did as she was told and afterward called the company to confirm the activation, but was told the transaction was fraudulent, according to an incident report.

Michael Dwells November 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I read about a similar scam posted at http://www.callercenter.com and I'm reminded of the question I had about it. What was in it for the scammer?

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