The Green Dot / Murfreesboro Electric Scam Artist has struck the owner of another local business. The unknown culprit once again targeted a Greek restaurant in hopes of cashing in big.
The subject called right before the dinner crowd arrived at the restaurant and told the business owner that he owed over $2,000 on his electric bill and if it was not paid within 35-minutes, his electricity would be shut off. The victim put $2,800 on a Green Dot gift card and quickly called the con artist back. He gave the caller the account number on the card and now he is out $2,800.
The man later called Murfreesboro Electric to inquire about the payment and was told he had been scammed. Police were called, but no arrests have been made. This is the second such incident in the past 3 days.
MPD Incident #13-22095
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