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Scam Alert Issued

By Staff | Feb 10, 2011

Area residents are being alerted by law enforcement authorities to another scam making its way through the region.

The telephone scam involves a person calling individuals, claiming to be a family member, who is in trouble in a foreign country and in need of money to get out of trouble. The caller passes themselves off as a grandchild or niece or nephew and asks for money to be wired to them.

Authorities urge anyone receiving such a call to do their homework – call and check with family members to confirm the caller is who they represent themselves to be.

Anyone who receives such a call is urged to contact their nearest law enforcement agency.