Phone scam circulating Northland

By KBJR News 1

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Phone scam circulating Northland

May 23, 2014 Updated May 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A phone scam is circulating in the Northland. If you receive a call to send money out of the country to help a stranger's grandchildren, it's likely a scam.

The St. Louis County Sherrif's office in Hibbing has taken several complaints from the public about the phone scam.

The scam artists have the elderly victim wire money to a bank in another country, or they get the person's credit card information.

Authorities warn people not to comply with the request, and to contact police.

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