PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers of the scams surrounding the use of Green Dot MoneyPak cards.

Officials have received numerous calls from consumers who have been targeted.

Green Dot MoneyPak cards are legitimate products that allow consumers to reload MoneyPaks to other prepaid cards, add money to a PayPal account without using a bank account or make same-day payments to major companies. Because the cards can only be bought with cash, consumers can avoid disclosing personal or financial information to a retail cashier.

But anyone with the 14-digit number found on the back of the card can drain the funds.

Typically, scammers promise a winning sweepstakes, and in order to claim the prize money must be added to the card.

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