A Quad-City business became the target of a phone scam and Moline police are warning other businesses to be on the alert.
Moline Police Detective Michael Griffin said that in the most recent ruse, the caller from a blocked number contacted a shift manager at a business and said that the upper management at the store was under investigation for embezzlement.
The call said the shift manager needed to complete an emergency deposit over the phone using Green Dot cards, which are pre-paid gift cards.
The caller requested that the manager obtain the day's deposit to purchase the gift cards and then provide the gift information over the phone.
Griffin said that no legitimate government entity or business will request payment be made in the form of gift cards, Western Union money transfers or other electronic payments.
Any person associated with a business who receives one of these calls should contact their immediate supervisor or their local police department.