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Sheriff's Office warning: beware of unsolicited phone calls

Original post made on Jul 27, 2014

The county Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be wary of unsolicited phone calls that make demands for payment and include a threat of consequences -- such as arrest or prosecution -- if payment is not made.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:49 AM

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Posted by Agnes Brydges
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm

A strange sounding man called me one day last year asking me to help an official of the South African government free up some funds that were owed to him. He suggested that my friends from church and I each contribute a certain sum, so that we could pay a fee of $160,000 to those criminals who were holding the funds. Each of us were to receive a bonus, over and above our original investment, as gratitude for helping release the funds owed to this official from the South African government. I told him I would have to ask my son to look into this, and I never heard anything more from him. We who are over a certain age must be careful of what my son refers to as con artists.

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