BRONX (WABC) -- What is drawing huge crowds in the Bronx, people lining up around the block, to get into a storefront that houses a tax preparation office, what's really going on?
People who went to the storefront asked Eyewitness News to investigate after they claim they were promised thousands of dollars in government surplus money that would be put on pre-paid debit cards.
Now, the bank that issues those debit cards has put out a warning.
"I'd like to talk to the boss," Eyewitness News Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace said.
"He's not here," security at E &M Multi Service said.
The security team outside E&M multi services in the Bronx didn't want to answer Eyewitness News' questions.
They tried to repeatedly block Eyewitness News from talking to customers lined up outside the storefront location that says it's a tax preparation business.
"Why are you stopping?" Wallace asked. "Cause I want to," security said.
On a recent day, Eyewitness News watched as the head of security barked crowd control orders and collected copies of social security cards and state IDs to take up the back stairs through the 99 cent store.
So what is everyone here for? Some didn't want to show their faces. "What did they say about Obama?" Wallace asked. "That we would get a thousand dollars and you would sign," a person in line