The Kilgore Police Department has been made
aware of an active scam occurring in the area.
Phone calls are
being made to local residencies from a private number or 1-876-897-2570
in which a person with a heavy foreign
accent tells you you've won a large amount of money. You are told to
purchase a gift card from Wal-Mart or CVS and have your ID available for
the prize team to deliver the check. They then advise they will come
to your home and personally deliver the prize money. They give you a
specified time in which the check will be delivered and they will pick
up your gift card. They call back at a later time and request to know
where you obtained the card and what color it is. Additionally they want
the numbers on the gift card.
Of you course you have not won anything and all the scam artist wants is the numbers on the card, so they can replicate it and use it.
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