45-Year-Old Woman Scammed by Man Posing as World Wide Pet Transport Representative

state_policeHUSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – According to DuBois-based State Police, a 45-year-old DuBois woman is the victim of a phone scam that occurred at a residence along Parrish Road, in Huston Township, Clearfield County.

Police say an unknown male contacted the DuBois woman via telephone, posing as a World Wide Pet Transport Representative.

The unknown male then persuaded the woman to activate four REloadit moneypak cards for various amounts totaling $1,550.00 under the ruse that the cards were being used to pay for a legitimate pet transport service.

Once the woman divulged the REloadit scratch off authorization codes on the back of the cards to the unknown male caller by text message and/or email, the loaded funds on these cards were immediately cashed out, and the telephone call was terminated.

The incident occurred at various times between December 26 and December 28.

PSP is currently investigating this matter.

Special Note: The Pennsylvania State Police encourages the general public to be cautious about conducting business with unknown persons or businesses. It is very difficult for police to investigate incidents of this nature, as these types of transactions (moneypaks) are like sending cash and cannot be traced.

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