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MBPD: Caller tells woman she won $1M, asks for Paypal payment

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach police report states a woman received a call informing her she won $1 million and a gold Jeep Cherokee - all she needed to do was make a PayPal Green Dot Moneypak payment.

The victim said that she received the first call around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday from a James China. China told her she won $1 million and a gold Jeep Cherokee with all taxes and insurance paid for a year. He said she needed her to go to WalMart and make a PayPal Green Dot Moneypak for $504.64.

A short while later, the victim received another call from a David White, who said he was an hour away from her house with the money and Jeep. Then China called again and told her he needed an "additional $1,000 because of the IRS".

The victim said she received approximately 17 phone calls and a text message from 876-373-5219. The MBPD contacted MoneyPak who said the money was transferred to an American Express prepaid card account number. American Express could not get information on where the prepaid card was purchased from.

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