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Norman police warn of telephone scam

Norman residents have reported receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a relative in trouble who needs money. The calls are a scam, police say.

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm •  Published: January 19, 2013
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NORMAN — Police are warning residents that they have received several reports of an apparent telephone scam.

Residents say people have telephoned them pretending to be a grandchild or other relative needing financial assistance in a foreign country or large city in the United States. The caller asks the victim to wire money because the caller has been arrested or involved in an accident, Capt. Tom Easley said.

Easley said money...
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