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Beware of phone scam

Staff report
A Church Street resident turned the tables on a would-be scam when she started asking questions.
Salisbury Police report the woman got a phone call on Monday from a man who had a sad story and needed help.
The man claimed he had a relative in South Carolina who was in a wreck and needed money to get there.
The woman started asking questions and the caller hung up.
She then reported the attempted flim-flam to police.
“The scam is not isolated,” Deputy Chief Steve Whitley said. “This type of scenario plays on people’s emotions. We hear about them routinely.”
Whitley said it’s not related to the economy, it’s about people who make a living trying to bamboozle people.
Such scams end up hurting people who really need help.
Police ask that anyone getting similar requests to contact law enforcement.

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