RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Prepaid cards are quickly becoming a preferred way for scammers to drain you of your money without ever showing their face. One Richmond man thought he was applying for a job when he was scammed.
Curtis Hill was lured in by a fake job ad in the newspaper. The people behind it convinced him to load money on a prepaid card for his criminal background check.
He says they knew what to say, and made it sound urgent.
"It's a crime, oh God, it is stealing," said Hill.