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Phone Scam Alert growing in East Texas

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LINDALE (KYTX) - Police are advising residents of a phone scam that is growing all over East Texas and is even causing a problem in Lindale.

Groups of men are calling people and telling them that they are either Federal Agents or members of a Federal Texas Police Force.

They continue by telling you that you have either won some money or have applied for a grant.

The scam is that they will try and get your personal information or ask you to send money to secure the funds to be transferred to you or your bank.

If you do not cooperate, the callers begin a tirade of verbal abuse and repeated calling.

PLEASE do not answer your phone once you learn that the scam as started. Just hang up and continue to do so when the calls continue. Do not engage in conversation or arguments.


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