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Police warn of phone scam

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The Police Department is warning residents to be wary of telephone callers pretending to be relatives in trouble. The scam, said Lieutenant Chris Baker, is targeted at older residents. The caller, describing himself as the victim’s grandson, says he is in trouble in Canada, and asks the victim to wire money. Baker said that no one in town had fallen for the scam recently, but it has worked in the past, and police want to get the word out early about the new version of the trick. Anyone receiving a call from someone claiming to be a relative in trouble should call another family member to double-check the story before wiring money anywhere, said Baker. Once the money is wired, he said, it’s often gone for good. - Evan Allen

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