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Eaton Police Department warn of phone scam targeting elderly

EATON — The Eaton Police Department is warning the public of a phone scam that is targeting senior citizens in the area.

The scammer is claiming to be from “Publisher’s Clearinghouse” and is contacting people and telling them that they won a sweepstakes.

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The scammer then asks the caller to pay a “fee” of gift cards or phones in able for them to receive the prize.

This is a scam, EPD said.

Residents are advised to not give anyone any personal information over the phone.

Learn more about phone scams and how to protect yourself here.

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