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Police warn Oshkosh residents of phone scams

4:59 PM, Jul. 17, 2013  |  Comments
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The Oshkosh Police Department is warning citizens of scams being received via the telephone.

A citizen reported to the Oshkosh Police Department that a company called the citizen and told the citizen to go to the nearest Walgreens or CVS pharmacy and retrieve a Money Pak card for $199. Once the card was retrieved, a new Mercedes Benz would be delivered to the citizen. The citizen said he recognized the scam right away, but played along with the caller to get information that could be passed along to police.

In another scam, a citizen received a call from a credit agency promising to lower the interest rates on their credit cards. The citizen did not give any information to the caller and the phone call was ended. These companies that promise to lower interest rates actually charge more to you than what you currently owe.

Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. If you have questions about scams or frauds, please contact Joe Nichols at 236-5742.

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