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Police: Prepaid credit cards easy targets for thieves

Posted at: 10/14/2013 6:39 AM



Authorities say prepaid credit cards are becoming easy targets for thieves. News10NBC is told the most common trick is over the phone.

Thieves claim to be a utility company, threatening to cut service over a late payment. After that, it's as easy as handing over the numbers on the back of the card.

Officers say those companies will never ask for money right over the phone and that once money is taken off the card, you can't get it back.