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Scammers targeting the elderly

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MURRAY, KY -

A local police department says scammers are targeting the elderly.

The Murray Police Department says they have received multiple reports of scams with elderly victims.

All of the scams are similar and start with the scammer telling the victim that he or she has won a large sum of money.

The victim is then asked to send cash as a "claiming fee" in the mail in order to get the money.

Police say the scams seem more believable because the scammer has the victim's name and address. These scammers often get this information through public sources.

No contest will charge you a claiming fee to collect your prize. If they ask for one, it is a scam.

The police department asks that anyone who gets a call similar to this to call them at (270) 753-1621.

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