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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer An Elk River man, 82, called police 8:15 p.m. April 8 to say he received a threat from an unknown person by phone. The man said he heard a message on his cellphone, allegedly from the IRS, where a woman said her office had tried repeatedly to reach him and [...]...Read More
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The calls come early in the morning and late into the night. The message is always the same: “We’re going to get our money from you, no matter what you do.” Michael, a 77-year-old retiree, now grows anxious and fearful whenever his phone rings. He always assumes it’s the debt collectors who ...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Authorities are warning people to be on the alert for scams, after an 89-year-old Elk River woman lost $10,700 when a caller claiming to be her granddaughter said she was jailed in Mexico. “We’re seeing a lot of people getting bilked,” Elk River Police Capt. Bob...Read More
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