A Lincoln County woman lost nearly $600 after becoming a victim of a Green Dot card scam.
The woman applied for a loan online from a company claiming to provide loans while she awaited a tax return. The scammer told the woman to send money using a green dot card to process the loan application.
The woman sent the money before realizing it was a scam and contacting authorities.
Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department are once again cautioning residents about these types of scams. The green dot cards, which can be purchased at national retailers, are popular among thieves because they are untraceable.