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Another Telephone Scam At Work

Posted by wlpo on February 15, 2011

The latest scam report is out of Streator.

Police there are investigating numerous recent fraud cases targeting the elderly and disabled.  The victims are called by phone and told they’ve won sweepstakes for millions of dollars.  In order to redeem their prize, they’re asked to send money outside the United States, usually Jamaica.

Investigators say the victim is continually called until a payment is made and is then called again for more money for a prize that never comes.  The scam artist usually uses a family members name and calls with an unknown or out of area number.

If you’re a victim, call Streator Police.

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