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Officials in Sullivan County warning residents about new type of scam

Officials in Sullivan County say the latest scam involves people pretending to be a classmate from high school.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2018 4:42 PM
Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 6:25 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - It seems like there's a new scam to warn you about each day.

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Officials in Sullivan County say the latest scam involves people pretending to be a classmate from high school.

These people will contact you about a federal aid government grant you can apply for.

They will then give you a lawyers name to contact that's not from this area. However officials say to not fall for this or give out any personal or bank information.

"Everybody should be suspicious, and guard themselves and their personal information,” said Sullivan County Chief Deputy, Jason Bobbitt. “If you don't know the number, and they're asking for personal information, I would never give it over the phone, or over the internet, or social media or anything."

Officials say if you come across a scam be sure to report it to the Attorney General's Office. They add that if you've been scammed out of money, contact the police to file a report.

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