A new and effective way to hack Green Dot is to find the location of the card on the blockchain. Companies often have the location of their headquarters printed on the back of their card or can be easily found using the customer’s phone number on file. The criminal, knowing exactly where the Green Dot card was registered, either used the number for geo-location to hack the card or purchase one from a legitimate retailer and use the headquarters location. The victim could be anywhere from Florida to Colorado to California.
Another method is to hack the victim’s phone with Green Dot’s spoof IMEI numbers. Many users have the numbers already on file. The scammer would then trick the user into messaging the fake IMEI number from their own phone while the victim’s phone is on silent and in another app. The victim would end up sending money and text messaging to the fake IMEI number.
Green Dot cards come in denominations of $100, $50, $25, $10, $5 and $1, and you can reload the card with up to $250 at a time. The criminal would use both the Green Dot website and the mobile app to reload the card.
The criminal would then call or text the victim, pretending to be a representative from Green Dot Corporate Customer Service and tell the victim the location of the card and that it was his or her only way to remove the warrant. The representative would specify a specific location or a number that the victim would call for more information or to remove the warrant. Once the representative has the victim’s number or location, the criminal would simply call the victim’s number from a different location to relate what the representative told the victim. The victim would transfer money and text mark the location to provide proof of the money transfer. The criminal would be the last recipient if the location relates to the victim. 7211a4ac4a