South San Francisco police are seeking a suspect who tried to
defraud a resident earlier this month using a "Green Dot" payment card scam.
On April 10, the suspect called a resident in the 100 block of
Longford Drive and identified himself as an Internal Revenue Service agent,
He asked her to transfer more than $1,000 via "Green Dot" cards to
pay a delinquent tax bill.
The resident initially agreed to pay the money, but when she
learned of the scam, she did not complete the transaction.
The suspect called again on Friday and left a voicemail
identifying himself as an IRS legal representative and requested that the
resident call him, according to police.
South San Francisco police have previously warned residents about
the scams and are urging people to not send money or provide the callers with
any personal information. The scams can be reported to police at (650)