Scammers steal $1,850 in Google Play Cards from Adairsville woman


According to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office Report, an Adairsville woman lost $1,850 through a scam last month involving Google Play Cards.

The woman told a Bartow County Sheriff's officer that she was signing up for a website and had created a profile. However, she then could not access her new account, so called a number for online help. 

"The person on the other line told her she was being hacked and they needed her to send the information from Google Play cards as payment," the report stated. "They kept asking her for money via the cards in different conversations throughout the day."

The woman said she'd been told by the people at the "help line" that after they stopped the hackers she would get her money back. It was then that she realized she'd been scammed, the report stated.