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Phone Scam Claims Local Resident

We told you last week about an old phone scam making a comeback and now it appears to have claimed a local victim.

The way the scam works is that someone calls you and says they are with some foreign embassy or agency and that a grandchild or other relative is being held in a foreign jail and needs bail money.

They then provide the kind hearted victim with instructions on where and how to wire the money.

They may even call back later for more.

Recently a Vermillion County resident lost a large amount of money in this type of scam.

This caller said that they were from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, and that the victim's grandson had been arrested.

If you get a call like this write down any information you can get, like a number from your caller ID and the hang up and call police.

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