I received a phone call from the Palmer State troopers saying they had a warrant for my arrest because I had missed a jury date. They said they tried to contact me twice with no results and a warrant for my arrest had been issued. I had just got back from out of town, so I assumed I was brain dead and missed a jury date. The troopers said they would send over a car to pick me up or if I wanted I could just come into the troopers office and pay the bailment and wait to here from a judge. It was after 5pm in the evening. I asked if I could pay with a credit card and they said government fines and bailments could not be paid using a credit card or cash, but I could go to Fred Meyers and get a green dot card, each for 500.00 dollars and use them. He said I would pay when I got to the Trooper station. After I got the cards at the store, the scammer had kept me on the phone line from start to finish. The scammer was very professional. He asked the address I was leaving, miles on my car and when I got to Fred Meyers he again asked the miles on my car, date and time. He said it was so they could make sure I wasn’t running from the law. He tried to friend me and that was his first mistake. He told me not to let the girl at the store know the green dot card was for government use or the cost would be more. He said I’m not telling you to lie, but if you want to save money, don’t tell her. I got the card and the cashier never asked any questions other than how much money did I want to put on the each card. Keep in mind I still have this guy on my cell phone and as I’m walking out the door he say give me then number on each card, but don’t give me the password number for each card which is on your receipt. I looked on the receipt and sure enough there was a four number code for each. His second mistake was he said I had to give him number of each card before I left security in the store. I said what security, there’s no security in Fred Meyers. He said the security at the doors. He needed the cards numbers to verify that I had got the funds and was head for the troopers office. Now the hair was standing up on he back of my neck and I just felt something was really wrong. I stopped at the Alaska USA FCU in Fred Meyers and asked the teller if she knew anything about the green dot cards, she didn’t and referred me to her supervisor. The supervisor took me into her office and I tried to explain what was going on and large stop signs where all over her face. I put the scammer on loud speaker and even larger stop signs appeared on the supervisor face. While I was on the phone with the scammer and now he’s getting upset because he see’s his scam going backwards. The Alaska USA supervisor took my drivers license and called the Troopers office and got conformation that there was no warrant for my arrest, I had a very clean record and it was a scam. As much as I would have love to yelled at the scammer, I just hung up my phone and never heard back from them. I found out that there is no code for a green dot card. The four digit number on my two recipients was the last four numbers on each card so that you know which card goes with which receipt. So had I given him the card number, he would have got the 1000.00. My wife called the green dot compy the next day, gave them the card numbers and they sent us a check for all the money the following week. So my only lost was the cost of the card and my pride. I was an air traffic controller for twenty years and a finance manager for twenty two years and consider myself very people smart, but I took this scam hook, line and sinker and only to the help of a supervisor at Alaska USA FCU did I not loose my thousand dollars.