Darien Police Department warns residents of gift card scam
DARIEN – The Darien Police Department has received additional reports of residents scammed out of money using gift cards.
On Aug. 7, a resident received a call from a male identifying himself as Damien Barbosa. The caller ID showed the call as Washington D.C., U.S. Attorney General's Office.
The caller was aware the resident had a Payday loan and mentioned that the resident owed the IRS back taxes. The resident was instructed to go to Walgreens or Wal-Mart and purchase Green Dot gift cards in the amount of $2,700. The resident complied with the request, then called back and provided the card and PIN numbers.
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