Midland College Warns of Recent Phony Check Scam

Midland College Warns of Recent Phony Check Scam

Midland College says a scammer or scammers is sending out fake checks with school's seal on them.
MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) - Midland College sends out a warning about a scam, hoping to prevent future ones.

School officials tell Local Big 2 News that someone, or some people, is using the Midland College's seal and bank routing number on phony checks.

The checks are being sent to people across state lines for participation in an "independent private evaluation" involving prepaid Greendot Reload Pack cards. The cards are sold at stores like Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens.

Whoever is sending the checks are seeking people to be "Secret Store Evaluators", according to school officials.

Once people receive the checks, they are told to call a number, where they are then given further information for purchasing six $500 Reload Packs from the stores mentioned above. Midland College officials believe that money from the Reload Packs are then being electronically transferred to unknown persons.

School officials say that the checks are not valid Midland College checks, and if cashed or deposited will not be honored at Community National Bank, where the school's primary checking account is.

School officials tell us that the Midland Police Department is investigating, and working with other agencies as well.
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