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Beware Of Phone Scams From Area Code 876

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We've all answered a call from an unknown number. It could be a family member, friend or telemarketer. It could also be a scam. A new one is targeting people in the Quad Cities and one family wants to make sure others are aware.

A local couple got a call from someone claiming they had won the lottery and a new Mercedes Benz.  The caller told Kevin Ogle and his wife, Ludia that all they had to do was send a $399 cashier check or green dot card for shipping costs and it would all be theirs. Luckily they didn't fall for it, but they say other people might not be so lucky.

"I just want people to realize there are scam artist out there and if they are an international artist and you do agree to give them some kind of money, you probably won't see it again," Kevin Ogle said.  

The Ogle's also say if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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