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****SCAM ALERT****

The Belvidere Police Department would like to warn its residents of a common phone scam occurring frequently. The caller advises that you have won a large sum of money from a contest and asks that you send a money order, currency, or a prepaid credit card to arrange for the delivery of the prize. This is a scam. In some cases they may ask that you call another number after securing the prepaid credit card and give them that information so that they can gain access to the funds on the card. Do not give out your personal information via the telephone and please do not fall for these types of scams.




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