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Scam Alert

Posted on 29th January 2014 at 17:06

A Longview woman is trying to raise some awareness after she reported getting a scam call at her apartment. The woman contacted Longview Police at about 9:30 yesterday morning, saying that she received a call from a woman who claimed to be from the U. S. government. The caller told the woman that she was being awarded a seven thousand-dollar grant, because she had always paid her property taxes on time. The caller gave the woman another phone number, instructing her to call “Mister Sebastian,” who would then issue a “green card” for the money. The catch was that there would be a $200 fee for “activating” the card. The woman says that she knew it was a scam, because she had never owned a home and had never paid property taxes. The woman says that she wants to get the word out, so that no one gets victimized by these con artists.