The Osage Beach Police Department recently received a report from an Osage Beach residence who was contacted by a purported loan company advising that the she qualified for a $10,000 loan. The victim was then instructed that before she could receive the proceeds from the loan, she must pay the $670.00 interest up front through a green dot debit card. Needless to say the victim is out the $670.00 and the loan company doesn’t exist. Sergeant Arlene Page is with Osage Beach police says there are a variety of scams out there to watch for.
Reminder don’t ever fall for the scam that you have won the lottery from a foreign country and you need to pay the taxes before receiving your money. You will always lose.
Most of the time this consists of a letter or email being received by the intended victim advising that they have won several thousand or even millions of dollars. The victim is required to send, via money order, the taxes required. If you fall for it, you will continue to receive correspondence stating that you money is being held someplace else waiting for you to send additional funds for that country’s tax.