LISTEN UP TUCSON!
Police are warning the public of the re-emergence of an online scam known as “The Circle Game,” which asks people to pay an “entry fee” in order to play. Otherwise known as the “Mandala Game,” “Blessing Circle,” or “Loom Circle,” the “games” request an entry fee while promising payouts from new members that players recruit.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the most recent version of the scheme promises an $800 return on a $100 investment.
“In order for the first eight people to be paid, 64 new people have to buy in. In order for those 64 people to be paid, 512 people have to buy in, and so on,” police wrote in a warning on Facebook.