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Incident Report for Case #2018-77724

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

03/02/2018 - 1:30 PM

Address

7416 Mineral Point Rd. (4K Nails)

Details

 An employee of a Mineral Point Rd. nail salon was recently scammed out of $500 after thinking she was dealing with someone over the phone from Alliant Energy. She was told the business owed for past energy costs and power would be shut off in 30 to 40 minutes if the situation was not immediately rectified. The victim was instructed to go to a pharmacy and load cash onto a Green Dot MoneyPak card. She did this and then provided the criminal the card's number. Each year, the MPD investigates several cases similar to this one.

Released 03/05/2018 at 9:42 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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