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Area Grandparent Scammed

Antigo, WI, United States /

An 81 year old told police she was contacted by someone Monday night claiming to be a police officer who said her grandson had been arrested and was in the Marathon County jail. He said someone needed to pay $1,000 for his bail and instructed the woman to go to Walmart and buy a $500 gift card. She did and ended up calling the man back and giving them the information on the card. She refused to buy a second card and then called her grandson who said he had never been arrested or been in jail.

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