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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Frauds working to target former scam victims


October 29, 2020

COLFAX — As if being the victim of scammers once wasn’t bad enough, citizens are now being targeted and falling prey to fraudsters using the information from the past scam.

Police Chief Bruce Blood reported recent fraud cases where the prey had been victimized about a year prior. The scammers used the information from that fraud to create credibility in the new scam.

Some scammers pose as officers of official agencies trying to help the victim reclaim their lost funds or catch the thieves.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it is,” Blood reiterated.

In one case, photos of FBI cr...

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