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Middlesboro Police warn of scam

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - Middlesboro Police say a scam targeting the elderly is going through town.

Police say people are getting emails claiming to be from the FBI in Washington D.C. saying either you have an inheritance payment or an ATM card with ten thousand dollars on it belonging to you.

They ask for personal information to get the money to you but instead steal your information.

"Normally if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Most people are not wanting to give you millions of dollars for nothing," said Lt David Buis, Middlesboro Police Department.

Police say do not give out your personal information to anyone.

They believe the scammers are in Africa so there is little police can do to stop it.


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