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Scam reported

November 21, 2012
The Daily News

NEGAUNEE - Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post are investigating a scam involving a Marquette County woman.

Troopers received a call on Wednesday from a father who advised that his 24-year-old daughter was being scammed.

The caller claimed he worked for Publishers Clearing House and was calling from Las Vegas.

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He advised the woman that she won a new care and money and that she needed to go to Walmart in Marquette right away to pick up the car and check.

She advised the caller, who spoke broken English, that she did not have a car.

The caller advised her to take her father's car or to get a taxi, but she needed to get to Walmart right away.

He was very insistent that she come to the store as soon as she could.

She finally hung up on the caller and was unable to obtain any further information.

"We are not sure that the intent of the caller is at this time and we have no descriptions of anyone or vehicles involved," police officials said.

State Police remind residents to be aware of many types of scams that are going on.

Never give any personal information to anyone over the phone and never go out of your home to meet anyone for a prize.

"Just remember to be very cautious when dealing with anyone you don't know over the phone and never give personal information or send money to 'claim' your prize," police said.

"If you have to send the caller some money, cash a check for them, or meet them somewhere, you should be aware that it is more than likely a scam," troopers said.



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