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Gates Police warn of phone scam

Gates Police warn of phone scam

December 07, 2018 11:34 AM

A local police department is warning about another phone scam.

Police in Gates say a woman there was cheated out of thousands of dollars.

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Investigators tell News10NBC scammers called the victim and claimed to be federal agents.

They told said her ID had been found in a car with drugs and demanded she pay them in gift cards to take care of the situation.

The victim ended up handing over about $12,000, giving the suspects gift card numbers and pins over the phone.

Police are reminding you that a legitimate business or government agency will never ask you to pay with gift cards.

If you get a call like this it is a scam and you should call police.

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